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signs of a conversion

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:56 pm
by will vine
As I mentioned many weeks ago on this thread my wife has resumed going to a folk club after a 30 year absence. Genuinely tired, I cried off going with her to see Norma Waterson at Hitchin last Sunday and I sincerely regret it now.

Having loved her two "modern" albums, I baulked at the idea of an evening of "real" folk music, but Jane brought home a cd " A True Hearted Girl" by Lal and Norma Waterson - Magnificent. Rooted, full of heart, glorious singing. Genuine, uncontrived stuff.

I must now go and see her before it's too late. How could I have avoided this wonderful singer for all these years?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:35 pm
by Adam Blake
It's already too late to see Lal. She was my favourite of The Watersons. I don't know why she didn't get more lead vocals. Hull's answer to Nico...

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:59 pm
by Ted
Right thats it. I give up.

I like The Watersons, Sandy Denny's voice, a couple of Martin Simpsons songs. Eliza Carthy is OK, she at least seems to have discovered the 1970s.

Jim Moray made me want to perforate my own eardrums.

I think my real problem is that I like singles but folk isn't usually presented that way.

I watched the Folk Prom on BBC last night. Another "thumpers mum" moment. Not helped by having my kids pleading with me to turn it off.
"But its about sex and death and nature and that"
"That's nasty, man"

I've seen Bellowhead live a couple of times and just haven't got them. I know people whose taste I respect and trust like them. But I don't.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:41 pm
by Chris P
Ted wrote:Bellowhead


They're ok in my book, but having heard a bit of last nights Proms set I cracked up at the accuracy of this feedback from elsewhere on the web :
the lead singer made me think of Shane McGowan - but a teetotal Shane McGowan with good teeth and you could hear what he was singing....
Kinda like Cliff Richard does Shane McGowan ... well, enough: suffice
it to say we fell about laughing and switched over.