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Thread #45606   Message #3984003
Posted By: GUEST,davidkiddnet
23-Mar-19 - 12:03 AM
Thread Name: Anne Briggs biography?
Subject: RE: Anne Briggs biography?
In "Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival" Colin Harper tells that Anne herself ascribes her characteristic singing style as a style learned from the gypsies, by which she meant their somewhat eastern styles of ornamentation, flourish, cut, turn etc., that differs for that of singers who live in houses. She said she spent time living with the gypsies.

The biography also says that Bert fathered a child by Anne but she owned it for herself and did not wish to stay together and neither did he, for as they demonstrated in their lives nothing could tie either down. But enough said; for isn't it the music were here for?