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Thread #162880   Message #4085992
Posted By: GUEST,jim Bainbridge
01-Jan-21 - 05:37 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio this week
Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
This only demonstrates how the commercial world has come to be the norm in 'folk' (he spits) today.

   This is a lovely, simple song, and when I read about it, I went to the trouble of looking it up on the player. If you MUST accompany it, such a song deserves a simple and tasteful treatment, and the piano is ideal for it.


I make no comment on the 'star-studded' list provided by henryp and having never attended Celtic connections, I have never heard of Dave Milligan, but his tasteless and irrelevant accompaniment to this lovely song was syncopated, arhythmic and often discordant.

Original, yes, if that's what you want, and Margaret Attwood, wonderful author though she is, is not a singer, nor do we know how much input she had to this- it bears all the hallmarks of BBC 2020.

There seems to be a worldwide movement to complicate and change simple things in all contexts, and this was a perfect example.