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HORSLIPS CON 2018
Taff
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Horslips Con 2018 Announcement !!!

I had this idea years ago and it will finally take place on Saturday 24 November 2018 in the Black Box,Belfast. It can take 180 people with both seating and standing/dancing areas.

This unique event features Horslips, Johnny Fean, Barry Devlin, Jim Lockhart and Ray Fean supported by The Teraways and The Poxmen. There will be a Q & A with Horslips hosted by Northern Ireland comedy legend Nuala McKeever. Other guests to be confirmed. Nuala and both support bands are longstanding Horslips fans and really looking forward to the event.

This is a great opportunity for The Horslips Family to gather in one of Belfast's best live venues .The Black Box is an excellent setting with full facilities and a great reputation for live gigs. Come and meet the bands, old friends and make new ones!

Tickets will be available from a link which I will put on this page and the Horslips FB site within the next month if all goes to plan. Due to expected demand tickets will be limited to 2 per person.

Please not the tickets are SOLELY to cover the expenses of running the event and NO profits are being made. In the event of any money being left over it will go to charity.

Be part of this intimate event which will surely be the highlight of the year for Horslips fans ! A Facebook events page will go up shortly with further details and info on the event very shortly.

Thank you and will see you there !

Rob

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Posted on: 01/01/18 13:24
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
The Power and the Glory!
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Very well done ,Rob!I know that you have been working on this for ages and it is a great credit to you to have pulled it off.

All of the years of promoting....ehhh..punk...events have paid off!😉

At least we have something concrete to look forward to!!

Best to all,John R....🍹🎸🎤🎹🎼

Posted on: 01/01/18 23:27
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
The Power and the Glory!
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Nice one Taff...maybe you can add RVR tells all segment, and have him interviewed by the greatest Spanish inquisitor to get all the stories from him at long last. Make him an offer. Perhaps having him read all of Trumps Tremendous Tweets will make him see the light and tell all.

Posted on: 02/01/18 3:50
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
The Power and the Glory!
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Taff,

Great effort sir, as you know my status cannot be there gutted to hell was looking promising too. Wanted to meet some folks one of these fine days still hoping. Hope all had a Happy New Year. Off 12 days back today nightmarish day be sprinting out of here cold or not.

Best

Mick

Posted on: 02/01/18 17:33
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The Power and the Glory!
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Happy New Year Mick! Hope you have a great year's. Did you go through that cold snap Buffalo went through?

Hope to see more of you here this year. Might have to tell you some Rory Stories

Posted on: 02/01/18 21:51
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The Power and the Glory!
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Happy New Year Don,

Yes it has been in teens at times below zero. Only one day this weekend to go above 30 than back to the Artic Blast. Hope all well your way getting to root for my Steelers in another run hopefully number 7. They have the guys to do it if they can ever get the monkey off the back as in Patriots.


Cheers

Mick

Posted on: 03/01/18 9:48
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
Taff
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Have to cancel it now as Steeler not coming, it was only for his benefit ! Only joking though you will be much missed.

I used to promote gigs back in the eighties but afetr losing money on (of all things) a Jake Thackray gig give up until BBA enticed me back. The Jake story will be told another time....

.....which neatly brings me around to RVR and his stories. Next year there will be another convention called "The short stories and tall tales of RVR" and he will not be allowed to leave until all outstanding tales are told. Might take more than one day though......

Posted on: 03/01/18 13:18
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
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oh, for those who don't know who Jake is ask RVR, I can almost guarantee another story to be added.

Posted on: 03/01/18 13:19
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
Taff
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I know RVR will comment on another post but forgot to share Mr Devlin's comment on the event for non FB'ers :

"Yay! Rob, looking forward to this, for sure!! And in answer to what's sure to be the first question - that money was just resting in our account...."

Posted on: 03/01/18 13:22
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The Power and the Glory!
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Any number of points to comment on but to start with... Jake T was very clever and droll...Not at all ' hip or cool.' He looked like someone who wouldn't frighten yer granny!

I remember ( for the first time in 50 years) that in my first year at school there was a bloke in the bed next to mine who could do astonishing impressions of him....as in whole albums' worth.Very distinctive northern English singing voice.

The first hundred times were the best,as the Actress said to the Bishop....😉

Best to all,John R....

Posted on: 03/01/18 15:34
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
Taff
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Absolutely knew RVR would have a story and look.....he has told us !!!

so what about ""The short stories and tall tales of RVR" in 2019?

May have to get the Ulster Hall for that one

Posted on: 03/01/18 19:28
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
The Power and the Glory!
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I would print it off and frame it, likely all you are going to get. Like getting a cuddle and a kiss when you wanted bliss.

Posted on: 03/01/18 19:35
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
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How fantastic is this! My heartfelt thanks to Rob especially, but also to anyone else involved in getting this set up. I'm so excited I'll want two tickets so I can come along twice!!!!!

What a New Year's present!

Posted on: 03/01/18 23:43
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
The Power and the Glory!
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Rob, Bon Courage!
Black Box is beside the Duke of York where an instance of Horslips Lite played for Blas on BBC TV (Sep 2010)

It's a few lengths from the Cloth Ear (Horslips Arthur's day - Sept 2011)

It's a mere trot from the Horslips Histroic Ulster Hall (That might have the most significant reasonances?, Last Time Gig Oct 1980, Original line-up again Sept 2011, and the most recent full line-up in Oct 2014).

A short canter to the Waterfront ( where we had the Horslips Exhibition Feb 2006, the full gig Dec 2010 and the Ulster Orchestra gig/recording March 2011).

A little gallop further is the Odyssey home of the mega (2009) public re-union gig.

Then up at Queens University Belfast is the McMordie Hall where the EMS (Roger Armstrong's Esoteric Music Society) hosted Horslips in the students union - was it 73?. Just across the road at QUB is The Whitla Hall - recording of 3 Belfast gigs (April May 1980).

With the exception of the EMS gigs I got to all the above events. So, all being well, I'd hope get to your conference Rob - Belfast Nov 2018.

Tres Bon Courage!

Posted on: 04/01/18 0:23
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
Everything will be alright
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Really can't wait! Delighted that the Teraways are involved in this!

Posted on: 04/01/18 3:50
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
The Power and the Glory!
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Good to see you back on here,FRC!😊 Hope all well with you and yours..

Best to all,John R...

Posted on: 04/01/18 7:06
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
Taff
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thanks Stefan...it is also just up from the site of the famous Harp Bar where many punk bands appeared, one of the very few venues hosting any genre of music in the bad old days. Long gone but marked by a plaque. Features Chief Eejit of BBA Tom Tom and his sister Lynn. Tom may be in attendance, can't wait to intro him to RVR if so !!!

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Posted on: 04/01/18 12:18
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
Taff
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In the Black Box last night for a film festival David entered so was checking it out for the Con in November. It really is a great venue , small but good shape, lighting and PA. 180 lucky punters will be there for it ! I am going up to organise the ticketing so news on that soon . Stay tuned.

Posted on: 09/01/18 13:38
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
The Power and the Glory!
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Eh...just a thought,Rob...Every time I see "Horslips Con" I have a shudder and think of the bizarre deals that led to the Outlet fiasco...or wonder if you have been watching the truely awful "The Great Rock 'n Roll Swindle" a few times too many!😉

It's looking good... feels like a full day event already....

The date is a bit of a problem for me....too close to my mother's 93rd birthday ( all things being equal) but not close enough! Will need to see a way around this....😕

Best to all,John R..

Posted on: 09/01/18 16:23
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Re: HORSLIPS CON 2018
Taff
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"Con" is short for Convention (like ComicCon)as opposed to the other con ! I liked it as short and snappy !

In this case not a swindle, thought that film was great fun but know you wouldn't have liked it.

You have to be there, you've missed out a few things recently and this is going to be a classic !

Posted on: 09/01/18 16:45
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