Mudcat Café message #3076574 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135033   Message #3076574
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
17-Jan-11 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: First Folk Song You Sang in Public
Subject: First Folk Song You Sang in Public
Significantly different to the other thread, this asks of Mudcatters:

A) What was the first song you sung consciously in the name of Folk in a folk club, singaround, festival (or any other Designated Revival Folk context)?

B) What was the source?

C) Where was it?

D) When was it?

E) How old were you?

F) How old are you now?

G) Is it still in your repertoir?

To kick off - mine was Lucy Wan sourced from Byker Hill by Martin Carthy in a singaround at The Bay Hotel Cullercoats (or possibly The Grey Horse Shiremoor) circa 1976 / 1977 when I was fifteen. I am now 49 and the song remains in my repertoir albeit in several variants, but I can still sing the Carthy version if pushed (& drunk enough).

Over to you...