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Two live clips from The Folk Awards - Ry Cooder, & Jim Moray

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:04 pm
by Chris P
Something here for everybody maybe.

Firstly Ry Cooder with Jesus on the Mainline: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e5qgwh/play/p04z5sdn

and here's young-ish Jim Moray with Fair Margaret & Sweet William: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e5qgwh/play/p04z5vw6

From what I hear the 'celtic' contingent dominated the awards, maybe a testimony to the value they place on musical education and their traditions. Personally I haven't heard anything since Planxty and the Bothy Band in the seventies that can match them, too much music tutoring and clasping to notions of ethnic trad music virtuosity can be very dull and limiting, although to be fair it's worthy and listenable music in small quantities!

Re: Two live clips from The Folk Awards - Ry Cooder, & Jim Moray

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:51 pm
by uiwangmike
Ry is looking quite venerable, Jim Moray like a folkie Michael Bublé, a long way from the the first appearance of folk on BBC TV in the early 50s, recalled recently by David Attenborough on Radio 2. Sir David's career move was not such a big one, since folk musicians in those days were not far off being a form of wildlife.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03trp25

Re: Two live clips from The Folk Awards - Ry Cooder, & Jim Moray

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:58 pm
by Chris P
Certainly Margaret Barry and Sheila Stewart were elemental singers, we shan't see or hear their likes again sadly, except on the magic of recording, or the rare places where the true tradition continues
Yes, Ry has somehow become venerable since the last clip I saw of him live!
Moray puts a lot of emotion in, but can we hear all the words? Most anyway