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Posted By: GUEST,Desi C
18-Jan-11 - 07:33 AM
Thread Name: First Folk Song You Sang in Public
Subject: RE: First Folk Song You Sang in Public
I well remember it as I was so nervous. The song was The Drover's Dream, originated from an Australia named Reedy River which came to England mid 50's and flopped. But it was recorded on The Ian Cambell Folk Group, sung by the late John Dunkerly the Banjoist and backed by their then fiddler Dave Swarbrick, I learned it from John Dunkerly in Birmingham. I performed it at The Old Bush Folk Club in Bradley nr Wolverhampton in 1982, and it was always a full house. I'd been an occasional Pub Singer, then started following The Ian cambell group. And it was my first folk Club performance, I was pure Acapella in those days. I was 31 at the time, nearly 60 now and yes it's very much still in my repertoire.
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