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Thread #163465   Message #3900610
Posted By: Joe Offer
19-Jan-18 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: 'Owned' songs
Subject: RE: 'Owned' songs
Here in our song circle in California, we have one singer who was born in Scotland, and one who was born in Kent. Both of them (Holdstock and MacLeod) are excellent singers - and both are very supportive of us younger American singers (Well, not so young). BUT - Despite their support, I'm apprehensive about singing English and Scottish songs, particularly the songs that they sing.

Sooooo - I save those songs up for the times when they're not there, although sometimes I'll sing one of "their" songs to honor them and show off what I've learned from them. But when I sing one of "their" songs, I make a point of saying that I'm singing it for them, to show that I'm learning. I think that both of them enjoy being recognized as mentors for the rest of us. And both of them are so darn nice.

I also seem to like songs sung by Judy Cook of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Her songs fit my vocal range very well, and I like her taste in music. Since she's moved to Ohio, I don't see her as often, but we still end up at camp together sometimes. Same thing. I don't usually sing "her" songs when she's around, but sometimes I sing them to show what I've learned from her. That seems to work well.