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Posted By: Jeanie
02-Feb-08 - 06:39 AM
Thread Name: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
Subject: RE: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
I have nothing against regional accents or people from different regions - my comments were not "regionalist", Rodge and Nigel.

The point I was and am making is that it is not suitable, for the title song of a television show, to have the song sung in a markedly different accent from the place in which the show and its characters are set. Think way back for instance, to the TV show "When The Boat Comes In" - how ludicrous would that have been to have had the title song sung in an upper-class southern "Noel Coward"-type accent instead of Geordie ?? Exactly... That is my point. Suit the voice to the part, the song to the singer, the title song to the show.

- jeanie