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14336 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 555 of them this year alone and, so far, 55 this month (June 19).

From This Moment On ...

June

Sat 25-Sun 26: Harambee Pasadia Festival @ The Hub, Shaw Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8TD. www.harambeepasadiafestival.com. Line-up inc. Kevin Haynes Groupo Elegua, Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective, Knats. Tickets from £20.00. adult, £10.00. teen (12-17).
Sat 25: Wild Women of Wylam @ Daniel Farm, Wylam. 7:00pm. £20.00. (inc. food).
Sat 25: Julija Jacenaite @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 26 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Outdoor (indoor if inclement weather).
Sun 26: Mississippi Dreamboats @ Springwell Village Community Venue, Gateshead. 2:30pm. A ‘1940s’ Weekend’ event (from 1:00pm).
Sun 26: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 26: Los Chichanos @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 27: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 28: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Sid White.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 30: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 30: Lights Out By Nine @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 30: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w live jazz @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

The Quakerhouse says farewell to Ronnie Barnby - RIP

Everyone here at the Quakerhouse, Darlington, is deeply saddened to hear that our friend Ronnie Barnby sadly passed away this morning.

Ronnie started frequenting the Quakerhouse after he lost his wife and quickly became a firm supporter of the pub, the customers and all the musicians who visited us. As a drummer himself he enjoyed catching upp with the various bands and talking all things musical whenever he could. He also taught in the town and enjoyed catching up with some of his ex-pupils over a ‘half and a half’ or two.

Sleep easy Ronnie, you’ll be greatly missed by everyone here.

(Thanks to Jeremy McMurray for passing on this remembrance of a drummer who played for many years with the Dougie Pugh Quartet - Lance)

3 comments :

Unknown said...

Ron was lovely character ,will be sadley missed-Pete Ayton

Noel said...

Yes, a sad time we remember Ron being part of the Opus 3 jazz club in the sixties
in Darlington which was run by the late Joe Dodd
The Opus 4 jazz club in Darlington was named with a nod to Opus 3 which is presently run by Noel Robinson and Terry Coates both Opus 3 and Ron Barnby friends.RIP you lovely drumming man and total jazz buff.

Anonymous said...

It was with greatest sadness to learn of Ronnie passing. His enthusiasm for any form of jazz and his skill as drummer was infectious. I met him at the upstairs venue of the Bridge along with Joe Dodd always manning the door. Those were marvellous days . I asked Ron one Monday whether he gave lessons . Typical of Ron and his generosity he would and FOC. He knew I couldn’t afford to pay but was so pleased that I was keen to learn and simply wanted to encourage my interest. It’s many years since I left Darlington but one of my most cherished memories , which I will have forever , is Ron at the Jazz Club and the great bands he brought to the club. Those were memorable moments and Im sure there will be many out there who will remember the joy he brought to us all and will also cherish those wonderful memories with much love and affection.

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