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Posted By: GUEST,Ken from Chichester
24-Aug-10 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: Nic Jones on stage again????
Subject: RE: Nic Jones on stage again????
I was at the concert - I queued for two hours; I was able to thank the man, wish him well, and shake the hand of my hero. It was a very emotional affair. Nic only sang along a bit, although they put his mic up for the last line of the chorus to the penultimate song 'Ploughman Lads'. This man got three standing ovations from a thousand people for what he had done for folk music over 30 years ago. I think Chris Wood said 'trekking pole' (not 'ice pick'), referring to Nic's extending pole with a walking-stick style handle. Martin Simpson did say 'Fuck 'em', which I thought was extremely off-colour: it would have been much nicer if he'd moderated his language (MS does play too many notes imho). I echo the compliment paid to Joseph on the "The Halliard: Broadside Songs" cd: Julia told me that he just does it naturally, only having asked Nic for the odd hint. Oh for an hour or two with Joe! I just get stuck, trying to work the arrangements out, so I just do what I can. It was a privilege to be in the audience, not only for the performances, but to honour a great man.