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Thread #101458   Message #2064359
Posted By: GUEST,someguyonabike
30-May-07 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
I just put this fabulous Watersons Mighty River Of Song [Box] [CD & DVD] up for auction at ebay current bid is only $7.50

ebay auction

I am willing to ship this Internationally. Please contact me before bidding and I will research the cost for you. Thank You!!

Contains 4 music CDs, a DVD of the acclaimed Travelling For A Living documentary, 52 page full color booklet - profusely illustrated with extensive notes and a full discography. Researched and compiled by David Suff. Booklet, CDs, DVD, box and large fold out discography are all in excellent condition. Imported

DVD "Travelling For A Living" the film about the The Watersons
   
[from the notes by Derrick Knight (script, direction, producer) in 1966]

Four young people huddle in the cold and discomfort of an old van as they travel, maybe hundreds of miles, to a singing engagement in a folk club, and back again to their home town of Hull. They are a group called The Watersons - Michael, Norma and Elaine Waterson, brother and two sisters, and their cousin John Harrison.

The three Watersons were orphaned in early life and brought up by a fiercely matriarchal grandmother who said they had to stick together. Even today the closeness of the family unit is maintained.

Despite the fact that two of them have married, they all live together in a single scruffy terraced house, whose centre is a common kitchen, always full of friends and noise. This close, cosy home life is in total contrast to their professional life. In the last two years the Watersons have become one of the most popular folk singing groups in the country, yet they are far removed from the fashionable exhibitionist folk singers.

This film is about the Watersons' world. It is about their lives - down to earth, vibrant, receptive and haunted by all kinds of influences from the past: their Irish tinker and farming ancestry, their grandmother's second-hand shop where a love of tradition grew up among horse brasses and sing-songs, the rich historical and trading association of the port of Hull. Above all it is about exciting old music, its source and its meaning today. In this film the Watersons are placed against the broader picture of the folk revival.



I am willing to ship this Internationally. Please contact me before bidding and I will research the cost for you. Thank You!!