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by Gerald Lawrence
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 and another year has passed!
Replies: 4
Views: 6578

2019 and another year has passed!

After a few hectic weeks here at home, I have finally had a moment to bring back the Christmas Page with the five lovely Christmas songs recorded by Ruby - it is a pity they never play any of them in the shops! I was prompted to get it done by the realisation that tomorrow will be the anniversary of...
by Gerald Lawrence
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Year for Bernie!
Replies: 2
Views: 6210

Another Year for Bernie!

Happy Birthday for today Bernie! I hope you have enjoyed a nice day.

(I have Rosemary to thank for reminding me! The years pass all to quickly these days!)
by Gerald Lawrence
Mon May 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ruby and the Duke
Replies: 10
Views: 12766

Re: Ruby and the Duke

I have been a bit busy recently and only just caught up with this thread. I also remember the film as having more music by Duke Special than by Ruby, but then I suppose he was in a privileged position because he was creating it. At least it gave some more publicity to Ruby especially in Northern Ire...
by Gerald Lawrence
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wikipedia page for Ruby
Replies: 8
Views: 10262

Wikipedia page for Ruby

I have finally got round to doing something I have been promising myself to do for a long time! I have made a number of edits to the Wikipedia page on Ruby. For example it used to read that "Ruby was born on the Donegall Road" so I have changed that to "near the Donegall Road". Other wrong informati...
by Gerald Lawrence
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ruby Murray C.D
Replies: 5
Views: 8662

Re: Ruby Murray C.D

Hello Lesley, I look after this website, and I have a couple of email addresses for Tim. They haven't been used for a few years, but I have copied your message to him just in case he is still using them. I will post again here if I get any sort of reply, but you may hear direct from him anyway at y...
by Gerald Lawrence
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: The New Blue Plaque and the play Ruby!
Replies: 2
Views: 6432

The New Blue Plaque and the play Ruby!

On Friday 15th February 2019 I visited Belfast to represent the UK Ruby fans at these two special events. After years of pressure and effort by Bernie and Michael Cameron, the Ulster History Circle managed to secure funding from the Belfast City Council to erect a Blue Plaque in remembrance of the a...
by Gerald Lawrence
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just keeping Ruby's memory alive
Replies: 4
Views: 14790

Re: Just keeping Ruby's memory alive

Well done Betty, keep up the good work!
by Gerald Lawrence
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ruby Murray C.D
Replies: 5
Views: 8662

Re: Ruby Murray C.D

A new C.d is available called "St Patricks Week 1955" A double Celebration.......It contains 26tracks........They are taken from previously released albums ie "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and "Endearing Young Charms"added to these two albums we have Nora Malone and five of her top twenty hits The ...
by Gerald Lawrence
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ruby Murray C.D
Replies: 5
Views: 8662

Re: Ruby Murray C.D

Hello Lesley, I look after this website, and I have a couple of email addresses for Tim. They haven't been used for a few years, but I have copied your message to him just in case he is still using them. I will post again here if I get any sort of reply, but you may hear direct from him anyway at yo...
by Gerald Lawrence
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Christmas 2018!
Replies: 3
Views: 7700

Happy Christmas 2018!

Well, the snow Christmas Home Page is back, even if a little late this year, because it has become a tradition that I replace the one we have had all year with this one. You can no doubt tell from the design that it was one of the first I ever did, when Timmer very politely asked me if I would like ...
by Gerald Lawrence
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Plaque Unveiling Confirmed
Replies: 156
Views: 186791

Re: Plaque Unveiling Confirmed

I am both pleased and surprised by this news! Most councils seem to be cutting back on essential things, let alone desirable things like a plaque to honour a well known citizen. I look forward with great interested to see when the date for unveiling will be, and if any kind of celebrity will be invo...
by Gerald Lawrence
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bernie's 90th Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 7916

Re: Bernie's 90th Birthday

And the same from me too! I hope your card arrived on time and you celebrated your special day in a manner most appropriate for reaching 90.
by Gerald Lawrence
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Renewed Interest in Ruby
Replies: 8
Views: 10809

Re: Renewed Interest in Ruby

We now have some advertising material for the new play "Ruby!" by Michael Cameron. Michael has sent me an email containing the words and pictures he would like me to put on the internet. If you haven't looked in on the Home Page recently, go and have a look and follow the link under the NEWS! banner...
by Gerald Lawrence
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Meeting with Bernie
Replies: 5
Views: 8723

Meeting with Bernie

Today I spent a very pleasant day with Bernie, who is continuing to bear up under the strain of pain from his knees. His first knee, which has already been operated upon, is not yet free from pain, and his second knee is awaiting an appointment to get fixed. As Bernie said, it is a long wait for som...
by Gerald Lawrence
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Meeting of the Waters
Replies: 1
Views: 6091

The Meeting of the Waters

This has always been a favourite of mine and Ruby sings it not only very sweetly with lots of emotion for the lovely countryside, but meets the challenge of it changing key upwards several times without any hesitation. Well, I have just watched a BBC recording I made of Michal Portillo making a trai...