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Thread #116964   Message #2544829
Posted By: Banjiman
21-Jan-09 - 05:15 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
Jim Carrol,

Would you be able to put a link into a recording/ video of someone (in your opinion) who is really telling the story of a song?

The reason why I ask is that I have been having a conversation with another ultra-traddie (honestly not meant as a derogatory label, just can't think of a better way of describing) about the same thing.

I like quite a lot of modern/ unusual takes on traditional songs....either ones that turn the song into a thing of beauty (think Eliza Carthy, even Kate Rusby on some things)and make it very listenable or create an unusual sound (such as Sedayne/Insane Beard's).

I find either of these approaches pull me in and makes me listen to the words/ meaning of the song. I'm not sure that is is true (for me) of some of the more difficult to listen to "traditional" renditions of songs.... I'd really like to hear something that you consider a sublime example of this genre (as someone who's view on trad song I respect). I'd really like to have my mind changed on this one.

BTW, I'll be putting Sedayne on at KFFC at some point this year.... a club that's not dead yet!