Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,SB The Transports 2017! (81* d) RE: The Transports 2017! 18 Jan 17


rActually two years ago a visiting school from Australia performed their own version of The Transports on a tour around the UK. I saw them at Victoria Gardens on The Embankment in London. There was a storm brewing and the sound effects from the boats on the Thames and the thunder kind of emphasised the ambiance of their theatre.

Likely most of the kids came from migrant families - that is they had direct connections with Australia's social history. Whereas I doubt very much whether those involved with the current Transports show have many (if any) links to anything to do with emigration.

I also agree that the current Transports is 'showbiz.' Bellemey's more authentic contribution to the folk scene must surely be his Maritime Suite - alas still unissued and largely ignored. Ditto his Kipling Ballads.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.