An Empty Bench in Cozumel

An empty bench in CozumelThe memorial for Kirsty in Cozumel, Mexico is close to fruition, the intention is to have an unveiling ceremony on Friday, 28 July 2017.   This is the style of (heavy duty!) bench they propose to install, with a plaque.

It’s a companion bench for Kirsty’s original bench in Soho Square! The logo incorporates Kirsty’s bird drawing (well known from the Justice For Kirsty Campaign) and the Cozumel logo.  The latter already has a swallow included in it.  The caption will include a line from Kirsty’s song Mother’s Ruin . . .

“When you go, let me dream that I go with you”

. . . which was selected by Jean MacColl from suggestions by Kirsty’s fans.

Chip Shop revisited for charity fundraiser

Releasing a new cajun style version of “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis”.  Featuring Sarah Jane Morris on backing vocals, the CD 5 track EP is launching as a fund and awareness raising effort in support of UK Prostate Cancer.

And you can buy the download here:
https://www.rdjrecordings.com//home?hs=1

Tex Pistols were THE Punkabilly unit in the UK during the 1980’s- 2000. With a monthly residency at London’s iconic Break For the Border and featuring the choicest song selection of 1st generation Rock, C&W, and Rockabilly classics, the boys were often joined onstage by visiting musicians like Nick Lowe, Doug Sahm, Carlene Carter and Paul Carrack.

Tex Pistols UK are: Philip Rambow, Paul Riley, Martin Belmont, Pete Thomas, Geraint Watkins and Bob Loveday.

Christmas Wishes from Jean MacColl

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Jamie and Louis are here. Louis told me that ‘Fairy Tale’ might get to no 1 in this year’s charts. Has to be done before Christmas.

I am still working on a memorial for Kirsty. A few interesting but unfinished musicals have come my way.

It was great to see all the photos from Kirstyfest and my thanks to all those who take it on and make it a success each year. There seems to be a new generation joining us.

With love
Jean

Kirstyfest on Sunday 9th October 2016

All over for another year Kirsty fans ….. here is Kirsty’s mum’s message:

Hello everybody,

Please sing loudly in the square so I can hear you. I am very sorry to miss you all this year but sadly age is catching up with me. I hope to get news of the event later and maybe Louis will send some photos. He and Jamie will both be there. As promised I have continued the battle for a memorial in Cozumel for Kirsty. So far no news to report. Meanwhile let’s celebrate Kirsty‘s life and songs. Thinking of you all.

Love Jean

More at https://www.facebook.com/groups/552711574916196/ – if you want to catch up this is where you should head next …

Meet at Kirsty’s bench in Soho Square at 12noon on Sunday 9th October. There will be a speech and a good old sing-song before heading to The Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street (just off Charing Cross Road) for more celebrations.

Please make yourself known to our ‘resident’ guitarist Terry Hurley if you would like to perform a song– either singing or playing, or both!

We are very lucky to have the chance to hear a previously unreleased demo of ‘You broke my heart in 17 places’! Thanks to Mark Nevin.

There will also be the chance to buy a cd for £5 of a 60 minute interview courtesy of and copywritten to rock journalist John Tobler who interviewed Kirsty back in 1989 for the release of ‘Kite’. It was never used at the time but it is a great little interview that captures Kirsty perfectly. John will explain more on the day.

We have a new quiz master this year. Neil Partridge is taking the mic (not literally) to test our knowledge, so I hope you are brushing up on your Kirsty trivia!

Finally, please check your London travel links here:

Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR & Tram status updates
DISTRICT LINE: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, no service between Embankment and Dagenham East. Replacement buses operate
tfl.gov.uk|By Transport for London