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Go With Noakes End Tune????

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  1. rancid badger

    rancid badger Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I know that many of the members here will have no idea who John Noakes was, however I'm hoping that some of the older folk might be able to help me with finding the title of the end tune from his "Go With Noakes" series of truly excellent and inspiring programs back in the 80's.

    The opening tune was of course "On Ilkley Moor Ba Tat" apparently played by the Black Dyke Mills Brass Band but the end tune was a fantastic march that after almost a year of searching, I simply cannot find either the title or a full length recording.

    its the last 30 odd seconds I'm after!

    I've tried several music recognition apps, none of which have been any use at all.

    Thanks in advance and a very happy new year to all.

    Steve
     
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    Not sure but it sounds a bit like Sousa's The Gallant Seventh
     
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    The web site Telivision Tunes just lists it as the "Go With Noakes" theme tune so it's possible it was a piece recorded just for the show. I'd completely forgotten it to be honest :)

    http://www.televisiontunes.com/Go_With_Noakes.html

    From Wikepedia:

    The theme-tune for the series was 'On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at' ('On Ilkley Moor, without a hat'), a popular Yorkshire folk song sung to the tune of the hymn 'Cranbrook'. It was a reference to Noakes's own Yorkshire heritage. The end theme though was a different tune.
     
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    Ah good old Noaksey, what a great chap he was. I thought him bloody great as a boy
     
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  6. rancid badger

    rancid badger Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I'll give the band a try! hadn't thought of that to be honest.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    rancid badger Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Well I tried emailing the band and for some reason they wouldn't accept my email! I also looked at the "messenger" box thing but that turned out to be facebook and I don't do facebook.
    So still hoping someone can come up with the title!

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    You could give the Bands Secretary a ring or send him a text, bearing in mind that it is 40 years ago since the programme aired, but I am sure he could help you..
    John O'Brien +44 (0)7976 825451
     
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    rancid badger Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    tried contacting the secretary via text but alas, thus far nothing.

    Thanks for the contact though

    Steve
     
  10. pieinthesky

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    I cannot help you with the tune but I do remember John Noakes fondly and did once do the Liffey Descent - so I enjoyed watching your link. :)
     
  11. Billy-o

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    You should write to the BBC asking ... you might get a Blue Peter badge into the bargain :)

    Over the years I have often written to them asking the oddest questions and never failed to get a full reply with extra details I didn't expect and from someone clearly delighted that anyone is taking an interest in their history at any level. First time I did was when I was 14 and had to write a project about the use of computers in a business, so, I wrote to them and the guy who then ran the BBC's computing department, such as it was in 1975, maintained a patient and encouraging dialogue.
     

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