Mudcat Café message #675221 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45606   Message #675221
Posted By: GUEST,Nerd
24-Mar-02 - 12:56 AM
Thread Name: Anne Briggs biography?
Subject: RE: Anne Briggs Bio...?
Anne Briggs from Nottinghamshire was always a fan of traditional singing. She auditioned for a centre 42 concert (a touring cultural program put on by the trades union congress) in 1962 at the age of 17. She became a protetgee of Bert Lloyd, and influenced many people--among them June Tabor, Sandy Denny, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and of course yer man Moynihan. She was at times romantically involved with Jansch and Moynihan as well. She was a great singer, good bouzouki player, wild spirit. She gave up pro singing in the early 1970s and lives today on a remote Scottish isle. She still enjoys lstening to folk music but doesn't sing that much. One gets the feeling that her wholehearted participation in the folk scene was partly the result of being a young runaway who found the vagabond lifestyle exciting. Once that wore off she moved on to other things.

If the CD you ordered was A Collection (and that's the best one to get if you like trad songs) there's a very complete bio in the notes.