Gig List

Date Venue Songs
April 1973 Civic Hall, Solihull, UK Lah-Di-Dah, Family Tree, Isobel, The Ladies' Basic Freedoms Polka, The Lodger, The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, Grandad, The Little Black Foal, Personal Column, Ulysees, Worried Brown Eyes, Salvation Army Girl, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Nurse, The Castleford Ladies' Magical Circle, Bantam Cock, Fine Bay Pony, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, The Girl in the Window, It Was Only a Gypsy, Sister Josephine, Country Boy, Old Molly Metcalfe, Isabella.
October 1973 Bell and Pump Folk Club, Birmingham, UK Family Tree, Isobel, The Lodger, The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, Grandad, The Little Black Foal, Worried Brown Eyes, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Nurse, The Castleford Ladies' Magical Circle, Bantam Cock, Fine Bay Pony, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, Sister Josephine, Country Boy, Isabella, Leopold Alcox.
November 1973 Eagle, UK Family Tree, Worried Brown Eyes, Nurse, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, Isabella, Leopold Alcox, Rain On The Mountainside.
28 October 1973 Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, UK [49:58] Family Tree [3.07], The Little Black Foal [3.16], Jolly Captain [3.16], The Statues [3.30], Country Bus [3.59], Bantam Cock [2.48], The Poor Sod/Rain On The Mountainside [4.03], Brother Gorilla [3.08], Isabella [2.00], Lah-Di-Dah [2.27], Old Molly Metcalfe [3.29], Sister Josephine [3.14], The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker [4.15], The Last Will And Testament Of Jake Thackray [3.25], Grandad [3.53]. [This concert also featured Georges Brassens.]
XX.XX.1973 The Key Theatre, Peterborough. with Alun Williams
January 1974 The Loony Bin Folk Club, Solihull, UK Lah-Di-Dah, Isobel, The Lodger, Grandad, Worried Brown Eyes, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, The Castleford Ladies' Magical Circle, Bantam Cock, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, Sister Josephine, Old Molly Metcalfe, Isabella.
January 1974 The Boggery, Knowle, Solihull, UK Family Tree, Isobel, The Lodger, Grandad, Worried Brown Eyes, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Nurse, The Castleford Ladies' Magical Circle, Bantam Cock, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, It Was Only a Gypsy, Sister Josephine, Isabella, Leopold Alcox, Scallywag, Mrs Murphy.
Sunday 24th March 1974 Couriers Folk Club, Holiday Inn, St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester, UK .
March 1974 The Fletch, Coventry, UK Family Tree, Isobel, The Ladies' Basic Freedoms Polka, The Lodger, Worried Brown Eyes, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Bantam Cock, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, It Was Only a Gypsy, Sister Josephine, Isabella, Pass Milord the Rooster Juice, Leopold Alcox, The Statues, The Girl with the Fragile Eyes, Rain On The Mountainside, Over to Isobel, North Riding.
5th April 1974 Hornsey Town Hall, UK ("An Evening with Jake Thackray")  
May 1974 The Swan Theatre, Worcester, UK Family Tree, Isobel, The Ladies' Basic Freedoms Polka, The Lodger, The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, Grandad, The Little Black Foal, Personal Column, Worried Brown Eyes, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, The Castleford Ladies' Magical Circle, Bantam Cock, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, Sister Josephine, Isabella, The Cactus, Leopold Alcox, Country Bus, Scallywag, The Statues, Rain On The Mountainside, Over to Isobel, North Riding.
October 1974 Gentlefolk, Alcester, UK Family Tree, The Ladies' Basic Freedoms Polka, The Lodger, The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, Grandad, Worried Brown Eyes, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Bantam Cock, Fine Bay Pony, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, Sister Josephine, Isabella, Pass Milord the Rooster Juice, Leopold Alcox, The Statues, One-Eyed Isaac, The Girl with the Fragile Eyes, Rain On The Mountainside, Over to Isobel, North Riding.
October 1974 The Loony Bin Folk Club, Solihull, UK Lah-Di-Dah, Family Tree, The Lodger, The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, Grandad, Worried Brown Eyes, Salvation Army Girl, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Nurse, Bantam Cock, Fine Bay Pony, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, Sister Josephine, Isabella, Miss World, Leopold Alcox, The Statues, One-Eyed Isaac, The Girl with the Fragile Eyes, Rain On The Mountainside, Over to Isobel.
May 1975 Blackthorn Folk Club, UK Lah-Di-Dah, Family Tree, The Ladies' Basic Freedoms Polka, The Lodger, Grandad, The Little Black Foal, Worried Brown Eyes, Nurse, Bantam Cock, Fine Bay Pony, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, It was Only a Gypsy, Sister Josephine, Isabella, Leopold Alcox, The Black Swan, Rain On The Mountainside, Over to Isobel, North Riding.
xx.07.1975 Cherry Trees Folk Club, Alcester, UK The Little Black Foal, Worried Brown Eyes, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Nurse, Bantam Cock, Fine Bay Pony, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, It Was Only a Gypsy, Sister Josephine, Isabella, Leopold Alcox, One-Eyed Isaac, Isabel Makes Love Upon National Monuments, Rain On The Mountainside, Over to Isobel.
25.11.1975 The Lobster Pot, Instow Family Tree, Worried Brown Eyes, Salvation Army Girl, Leopold Alcox, The Castleford Ladies Magic Circle, The Little Black Foal/Fine Bay Pony, Lah-Di-Dah, The Jolly Captain, One Eyed Isaac and Greasy Joan, It Was Only A Gypsy
xx.11.1975 [Could be the same gig as above] The Lobster Pot, Instow Sister Josephine, The Gorilla, Over to Isobel, Isabella, Ladies Basic Freedoms Polka, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, The Poor Sod, The Lodger, Bantam Cock, Grandad.
xx.07.1976 The Boggery Folk Club, Knowle, UK The Lodger, The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, Worried Brown Eyes, Nurse, Bantam Cock, Jolly Captain, Brother Gorilla, Sister Josephine, Isabella, Leopold Alcox, Rain On The Mountainside, Over to Isobel, The Kiss, Joseph, On Again! On Again!, The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington, The Brigadier.
July 1976 The New Phoenix, Coventry (?), UK Family Tree, The Lodger, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Bantam Cock, Jolly Captain, Sister Josephine, Isabella, Leopold Alcox, Rain On The Mountainside, Over to Isobel, The Kiss, Joseph, On Again! On Again!, The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington, The Ballad of Billy Kershaw.
xx.10.1977 The Lobster Pot, Instow On Again! On Again!.
8th January 1982 Ynysddu Folk Club .
Unknown Ynysddu Folk Club .
Unknown Gibb's Jazz Club, Abergavenny .
15th June 1982 Gibb's Jazz Club, Abergavenny Included Sister Josephine, On Again On Again, Bantam Cock, The Remembrance and One of Them.
XX.XX.1982 Theatre Royal, York with Alan Williams
1983 Daventry  
16th December 1984 University Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne "Jake was well received ... until he started into "One of Them". Quite a few people stood up and walked out muttering or shouting their protests." (Greg Gregory)
Sunday 21st April 1985 Waterman's Arts Centre, Brentford, Middlesex  
Friday 31st May 1985 Caerleon Comprehensive School The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Worried Brown Eyes, Jolly Captain, Sister Josephine, One of Them, The Lodger, The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington, It Was Only a Gypsy, Bantam Cock, The Kiss, Lah-Di-Dah, The Bull, Leopold Alcox, On Again On Again, The Remembrance.
Wednesday 29th January 1986 Lancashire Polytechnic Arts Centre "Contemporary Song Series Concert by Jake Thackray"
Friday 24th October 1986 Bell and Pump Folk Club, Waterworks Road, Ladywood, Birmingham  
Friday 31st March 1989 Cartwheel Folk Club, Norfolk Arms, Manchester Road, Rivelin near Sheffield, UK .
16th February 1990 Cartwheel Folk Club, Norfolk Arms, Manchester Road, Rivelin near Sheffield, UK .
Saturday 19th September 1992 Coal Aston Community Centre, Eckington Road, Coal Aston, UK .
circa 1993 Wakefield Folk Club, Grove Pub, Wakefield  
circa 1994 Wakefield Folk Club, Grove Pub, Wakefield  
Friday 22nd July 1994 Marquis of Granby, Bamford, near Sheffield .
Monday 27th February 1995 Guildhall Theatre, Derby .
XX.XX.1997 Parkgate Folk Club, Parkgate Hotel, Parkgate, Wirral  
1980s Meadowside Leisure Centre, Burton on Trent .
Thursday 21st July xxxx New College Hall, xx  
Saturday 21st April xxxx Madeley Court Theatre, Court Street, Madeley, Telford  
Mid Seventies (Around 1974-1975?) Centre Hotel, Portsmouth Jake with Jeremy Taylor. Filmed for TV but probably not broadcast, unless anyone knows different?
Unknown Unknown (This is a radio broadcast of a - partial? - gig but no more is known about the source of the broadcast than the source of the gig! Help!) Brother Gorilla, Isabella, Over To Isobel, Jolly Captain, Leopold Alcox, The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker, Bantam Cock, Sister Josephine, Grandad. (With Alan Williams)
Late Eighties/Early Nineties Robin Hood Pub, Sutton Organised by the Sutton Folk Club

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