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Posted By: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
23-Sep-02 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Kytrad's award concert
this is from a longer review of the whole evening, but must insert it here as well:

Jean Ritchie was in her element it seemed, resplendant in shades of emerald, viridian, cobalt, silver, coppery hair, golden glow. sat and sang in the old style, that one could hear echoed from the hills, a couple of verses of 'Come all you Fair and Tender Ladies'. Her voice is purer and stronger each time I hear her, no matter what she says about it! Then she was interviewed by Nick about her relationship with the Lomax Family, she being given the special Bess Lomax Hawes award this year as a keeper of the tradition. then joined by her son Jonathon on banjo to her dulcimer preformance of a play party song, then ending with the two of them on thier feet singing Jean's favorite (right now) of the songs she has written, she says, (explaining that for her sometimes there isn't already a song that completely expresses the feelings she's having, so the time to write one) 'Now is the Cool of the Day', getting much of the audience to sing along with them on the choruses. Truly the highpoint the evening was leading up to, in the spirit of peace.