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Thread #104731   Message #2159146
Posted By: Folkiedave
28-Sep-07 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: how important is the label traditional singer?
Subject: RE: how important is the label traditional singer?
Phil Tanner is still one of the best singers I have heard.

Sometimes you can get this feeling of a singer being "inside" a song when they are singing in a different language, I remember hearing a Scots Gaelic singer enthralling an audience not one of whom spoke gaelic as far as I knew. And then there was Joe Heaney. And one I have quoted elsewhere on Mudcat - being privileged to hear (and stood next to) four quite old Bulgarian women singing harmonies in quarter tones (at least I think that was what they were doing) which was totally spine tingling. We were waiting for lunch and they were passing the time away.

And that's a hundred.