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Thread #156167   Message #3681130
Posted By: The Sandman
30-Nov-14 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: radio 4 how folk songs should be sung
Subject: RE: radio 4 how folk songs should be sung
In my opinion introducing songs well is important, one thing I do not like is somebody introducing a song whilst denigrating it, why sing a song if you do not like it? neither can I see the point of telling the story before it has been sung, background info in my opinion is good.
I have noticed that some of the best performers use humour to get the audience on their side.
Prformers like Roy Harris manage to create an intimate feel, rather like a storyteller round a fireside.