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12 Jul 11 - 06:50 PM (#3186314)
Subject: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

BBC to include world and folk music in the 2011 Proms!

Wednesday 27 July 2011
Prom 17: World Routes Academy 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall
The latest graduate of BBC Radio 3's World Routes Academy young veena virtuoso Hari Sivanesan shares an evening with his mentor Aruna Sairam, widely regarded as the leading South Indian female vocalist of her generation.

Tuesday 2 August 2011
Proms Plus Literary: Rudyard Kipling; 5.15pm, Royal College of Music
Great bard of the Empire - or propagandist for imperialism? Rudyard Kipling died 75 years ago. Kipling specialist Daniel Karlin and historian and political activist Tariq Ali discuss the writer whose reputation has divided readers over the past hundred years. Rana Mitter hosts.
Listen to an edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during interval of Prom 24

Prom 24: Elgar, Grainger & Strauss; 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall
Tasmin Little, Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony perform contrasting impressions of Elgar and Grainger and to mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death, his In a Nutshell suite receives a first outing at the Proms.
Recorded for showing on BBC4

Prom 25: Grainger; 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall
Grainger is celebrated in a special Late Night sequence as star Northumbrian smallpiper Kathryn Tickell and friends take a fresh look at the prodigious activities of one of music's great originals.
Recorded for showing on BBC4
Grainger; Green Bushes (9 mins)
Grainger; Molly on the Shore (5 mins)
Grainger; Shepherd's Hey - medley (12 mins)
Grainger; Early One Morning (5 mins)
Grainger; Shallow Brown (8 mins)
Grainger; Scotch Strathspey and Reel (9 mins)
Interspersed with traditional and contemporary folk music, including material which formed the basis for Grainger's arrangements.
June Tabor singer
Wilson Family
BBC Singers (men's voices)
Kathryn Tickell Band
Northern Sinfonia
John Harle conductor

All Proms are live on BBC Radio 3 and available on iPlayer for seven days.


12 Jul 11 - 07:06 PM (#3186327)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Herga Kitty

The Wilson Family in the Proms.....?

Is the Albert Hall ready for this???

Kitty


12 Jul 11 - 07:15 PM (#3186332)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: katlaughing

Neat!


12 Jul 11 - 09:56 PM (#3186390)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: ripov

Should that be ROOTS?


12 Jul 11 - 10:16 PM (#3186399)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Well, The Wilsons are ready for the Albert Hall!

Every Saturday afternoon there is a Radio 3 programme World Routes. Last Saturday it featured the newly-returned Andy Kershaw visiting the Sayan Ring ethnic music festival in Siberia.

Late Junction also includes folk music. On Wednesday 20 July, there will be a set from Spiers & Boden, as well as sets from Moulettes and Kate Tempest.


13 Jul 11 - 04:33 AM (#3186503)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Bonzo3legs

Should that be ROOTS?

Beatroots??


Great Indian rock 'n roll from Hari Sivanesan and it's all in wonderful BBC HD AAC 320kbps radio stream!!! This is better quality than compressed FM.


13 Jul 11 - 05:17 AM (#3186532)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Peter Bellamy saw it all. He christened them "The Northern Wilsonia - a vocal orchestra" and now here they are, actually sharing the stage with the Northern Sinfonia.

They come from Billingham - and the BBC is billing'em above the Northern Synfonia! Their local football team has a unique name too, Billingham Synthonia.


13 Jul 11 - 05:55 AM (#3186555)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Eliza

It's spelt 'Routes' on the listings. Odd, as Roots would seem more accurate!


13 Jul 11 - 07:18 AM (#3186593)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Just a minute, World Roots would be repetition. It's the BBC revealing its sense of humour.

BBC Radio 3 World Routes; Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran. A mix of interviews with top performers, live concerts, a monthly CD round-up, and special location features.

More from Hari Sivanesan this Saturday;

Saturday, 16 July, 15:00; World Routes Academy 2011:
The Music of South India, Hari Sivanesan in Tamil Nadu
World Routes Academy protege Hari Sivanesan discovers the roots of Carnatic music.

There are 94 past programmes available on BBC iPlayer.


13 Jul 11 - 12:19 PM (#3186772)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Tim

There is another thread regarding this subject, is it possible to put them together?


13 Jul 11 - 02:40 PM (#3186892)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Surreysinger

Previous thread has been in existence since May at
this location


15 Jul 11 - 10:21 AM (#3188239)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST

Refresh


16 Jul 11 - 10:27 AM (#3188763)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Jon

Excellent! the BBC Proms adding Traditional Folk Music and Song with recognized folk artists to the programme.


19 Jul 11 - 05:37 AM (#3190539)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Henryp

Saturday 23 July; BBC Radio 3; More programmes linked to the Proms;
3.00pm World Routes; Hari Silvanesan continues to trace his family's roots in Sri Lanka with Lucy Duran.
7.30 Prom with music from Human Planet and artists from Music Planet
8.20 Music Planet Remix with Andy Kershaw
10.30 Hear and Now; Kathryn Tickell performs new works based on Northumbrian folk tunes

Tuesday 26 July BBC Radio 4 11.30pm Repeat of Lost Albums
Bright Phoebus by Mike and Lal Waterson

Wednesday 27 July BBC Radio 3 Late Night Prom
10.00pm Hari Silvanesan and Aruna Sairam

Friday 29 July BBC Radio 3 11.00pm World on 3 Live from Womad
The first in a weekend of broadcasts; Alpha Blondy, Faiz Ali faiz, Abigail Washburn and the Village and Romanian Gypsy band Mahal Rai Banda

Saturday 30 July
BBC Radio 3
3.00-4.00pm World Routes
10.30-12.00 midnight Womad Live 2011
BBC Radio 2
Dermot O'Leary



Live from Womad


19 Jul 11 - 05:40 AM (#3190541)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Henryp

I didn't finish!

Saturday 30 July BBC Radio 2 3.00pm Dermot O'Leary
Saturday Session with Kill It Kid, a quartet from Bath who take their name from a Blind Willie McTell song


21 Jul 11 - 08:00 AM (#3191916)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,21st Century Bluesman

"Late Junction also includes folk music. On Wednesday 20 July, there will be a set from Spiers & Boden, as well as sets from Moulettes and Kate Tempest."

And those silly people at Late Junction call Moulettes a "chamber-folk" outfit. I thought we'd established that Moulettes have nothing to do with folk music ;-)

(Listen again to the Moulettes' set at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b012lm62 starting at 46 mins if you want to avoid the ambient-techno-grime of Spiers & Boden)


21 Jul 11 - 08:03 AM (#3191918)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Surreysinger

If it hasn't already been mentioned, the Percy Grainger concert is being recorded by the Beeb for transmission on BBC4 in due course :-)


21 Jul 11 - 09:11 AM (#3191946)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Jane of 'ull

Excellent!


21 Jul 11 - 07:32 PM (#3192278)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Prom 25 Grainger; Tuesday 2 August 10.15pm

Listen live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD Sound on the website.
Listen online for 7 days after broadcast.

Watch on BBC Four on Sunday 14 August.
Watch online for 7 days after broadcast.


25 Jul 11 - 11:18 AM (#3194965)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Liz

Excellent indeed The Wilsons at the Albert Hall, Fantastic.


25 Jul 11 - 01:47 PM (#3195087)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Bonzo3legs

"Wednesday 27 July BBC Radio 3 Late Night Prom
10.00pm Hari Silvanesan and Aruna Sairam"

Bugger, we have to be at the Wellington Hospital at 7:30am as my wife is having a TVT and something oscopy (the logistics of that mean getting up at 4am I believe!). If I can pick up a wifi signal, I'll listen to it on the iplayer in her room.


29 Jul 11 - 08:23 AM (#3197849)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Julie

Just got our tickets for tuesday night. First time at the Albert Hall, and to see the Wilsons there its very exciting!


29 Jul 11 - 09:06 AM (#3197867)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

I was fortunate to see Liam O'Flynn perform The Piper's Call in the 1999 Proms season. This was, I believe, the first performance at the Proms by a traditional folk musician.


30 Jul 11 - 08:24 AM (#3198424)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Bonzo3legs

Started recording the Indian one from the iplayer early this morning, then found a download in 320 AAC - superb quality!!


01 Aug 11 - 07:34 AM (#3199582)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Tim

Good luck to all involve in tuesdays Grainger concert.


02 Aug 11 - 11:23 AM (#3200172)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Reminder - tonight on BBC Radio 3!

Prom 24 Elgar, Grainger and Strauss
Listen live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD Sound on the website. Listen online for 7 days after broadcast. Repeated on Radio 3 2pm 5 August 2011
Television & Red Button; Watch on BBC Four on 4 August. Watch online for 7 days after broadcast.

7.00pm Elgar
8.05pm Proms Plus Literary; Rudyard Kipling
8.25pm Grainger and Strauss; To mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death, his In a Nutshell suite receives a first outing at the Proms.
9.30pm Coleridge in Gottingen

10.15pm Prom 25 Grainger
Radio; Listen live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD Sound on the website. Listen online for 7 days after broadcast.
Television & Red Button; Watch on BBC Four on 14 August. Watch online for 7 days after broadcast.

Grainger is celebrated in a special Late Night sequence as star Northumbrian smallpiper Kathryn Tickell and friends take a fresh look at the prodigious activities of one of music's great originals.
Grainger; Green Bushes (9 mins)
Grainger; Molly on the Shore (5 mins)
Grainger; Shepherd's Hey - medley (12 mins)
Grainger; Early One Morning (5 mins)
Grainger; Shallow Brown (8 mins)
Grainger; Scotch Strathspey and Reel (9 mins)
Interspersed with traditional and contemporary folk music, including material which formed the basis for Grainger's arrangements.
June Tabor (folk singer) Wilson Family (shanty singers) Kathryn Tickell Band
BBC Singers (men's voices) Northern Sinfonia John Harle conductor
11.45pm Late Junction

And tomorrow, Wednesday 3 August on BBC Radio 2 7.00-10.00pm
Cambridge Folk Festival Highlights including Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Chris Wood, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Bellowhead


02 Aug 11 - 11:36 AM (#3200177)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Bonzo3legs

But the highlight of Cambridge would surely have been Home Service??


02 Aug 11 - 05:28 PM (#3200427)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Tootler

Listening now


02 Aug 11 - 05:35 PM (#3200433)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Joe G

And it is excellent! And that's even before the Wilsons have been on!


03 Aug 11 - 02:20 AM (#3200716)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,chris

I thought June Tabor's 2 songs were the best I'd heard from her - mostly free from her usual affectations - just really well sung. It also made me realise just how unsuited to a 'trained' voice trad folk music is - the difference between the 'classically sung Shallow Brown and Tabor's version was telling
chris


03 Aug 11 - 10:39 AM (#3200920)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Shubalki

beautiful preformance


03 Aug 11 - 05:05 PM (#3201212)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Tim

Absolutely Brilliant!


03 Aug 11 - 06:26 PM (#3201276)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Tootler

I agree with the comments above.

I'm not a fan of June Tabor, but I too thought she sang extremely well. I thought Kathryn Tickell's arrangements were very good too. Compared well with Grainger's orchestral arrangements, some of which went on a bit, especially Green Bushes.

I was also pleased to hear that the audience sounded enthusiastic.


04 Aug 11 - 03:35 AM (#3201454)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Julie

The whole performance was fantastic, a great mix between the traditional styles of the Wilsons, June and Kathryn's band to that of the BBC singers and the Northern Synfonia. But the hightlight of the night for us was the finale, the Scotch Strathspey and Reel with singing from Wilsons and the BBC singers. The Wilsons gave an outstanding performance of the Bay of Mexico earlier in the night, and showed the BBC singers a thing or two in the Strathspey. In all a fantastic concert well done to everyone.


04 Aug 11 - 06:26 AM (#3201520)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Excellent concert! Don't forget - you can watch this concert on BBC4 at 7.30pm on Sunday 14 August.

With so many performers from the north-east, perhaps this concert could be repeated at the Sage in Gateshead. The Wilsons deserved more time - they could stand in for the BBC Singers.


04 Aug 11 - 09:45 AM (#3201602)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Tim

My comment above "Absolutely Brilliant!" was not meant as a comment about June Tabor in isolation, but more the nights performances as a whole. I would absolutely agree with the comments of Julie and henryp, the Wilsons performance was fantastic and more deserving of more time. It would be well worth the journey north to the Sage to see again. Well done to all involved!


04 Aug 11 - 10:22 AM (#3201617)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST

Todays Gaurdian - Review Excellent! makes you feel good to be part of the Folk scene!


04 Aug 11 - 10:41 AM (#3201631)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: nutty

Today's Guardian Review ......

Prom 25: Northern Sinfonia/Kathryn Tickell Band/BBC Singers review
Royal Albert Hall, London

Guy Dammann    guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 3 August 2011 14.25 BST

It doesn't take long to fall in love with Percy Grainger. An hour should do it, especially when, as here, the 50th anniversary of the Australian composer and arranger was celebrated in a manner only the Proms could pull off. The excellent Northern Sinfonia, resident ensemble of the Sage Gateshead, occupied half the stage, leaving the rest to Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell, the evening's curator, her four-man ensemble, five a cappella brothers from Teeside called the Wilson Family, and the BBC Singers who, as Tickell explained, just happened to be in the area.
Then June Tabor took to the stage to sing Green Bushes unaccompanied.
The hall suddenly felt quite empty. As if sculpted from the earth, Tabor's voice resonates with ancient calm, both consoling and unmanning its listener. Like many great folk songs, Green Bushes expresses neither joy nor sadness, but something far more immanent. Tabor's voice is like that, too. It just is.
Green Bushes and Shallow Brown, which Tabor sung later to similarly devastating effect, is of course not by Grainger, but he collected both songs along with hundreds of others. The magic of this late-night Prom came from hearing the folk arrangements alongside more traditional settings. What emerged was the unrestrained daring of Grainger's ear, and the profound musical respect for the material, attending to the wandering ambiguities and stark realities of the originals. There is nothing patronising about his "use" of folk songs, because they are so clearly born of love.
Grainger fantasised about bringing together diverse forces for his Scotch Strathspey and Reel, including deep-sea sailors "miraculously endowed with the gift of polyphonic improvisation". The Wilson Family and their less hirsute partners in the BBC Singers possess this gift, and their combination with the orchestra for Grainger's exuberant concoction, conducted by the saxophonist John Harle, made for a wonderful finale.


04 Aug 11 - 10:50 AM (#3201637)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Azoic

I am guessing that it will not be possible to hear this archived audio stream here in the US?


04 Aug 11 - 11:09 AM (#3201645)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

We've had this conversation before. General opinion is that you will be able to listen to the BBC Radio 3 broadcast on the BBC iplayer - it's BBC Prom 25 Grainger. See if it works - you've still got six days left. If it does work, you should also be able to hear the Cambridge Folk Festival Highlights on BBC Radio 2. However, you will need a specific program to watch the TV broadcast of the Prom.


04 Aug 11 - 11:46 AM (#3201667)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,guest

My comments, on an earlier thread related to this one, still stand. Now that the Beeb et al have heard them, perhaps it isn't too fancifull to imagine The Wilson Family finishing off 'The Last Night' with Miners Lifeguard?


04 Aug 11 - 12:09 PM (#3201679)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Azoic

Apparently this show is "not available in your area".I am in Oregon.


05 Aug 11 - 08:07 PM (#3202376)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Don

Just listened again on the bbc iplayer. What a great concert!


05 Aug 11 - 08:37 PM (#3202390)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Azoic - I can only suggest that you google 'BBC iplayer abroad' and try one of the offers there. Perhaps someone else will have some personal experience.


05 Aug 11 - 10:38 PM (#3202444)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: George Papavgeris

Wonderful concert. Not only were the individual participants excellent, it was brilliantly put together. Tabor's singing knee-tremling for me as always, Tickell's playing (and her band's) and arrangements superb, the BBC singers made a decent fist of Shallow Brown (of course they could never come close tothe pathos Tabor imparts, but I liked their bass soloist nevertheless) and the Sinfonia proved a lot more versatile than I would have given them credit for before I heard them. But the revelation for me were the Wilsons, I have never heard them sing better and more closely - perhaps the absence of banter helped? (just a tease, Mike!). But seriously, the Wilsons on the night could have substituted for the BBC singers on anything, I felt.

Can't wait for the 14th August


06 Aug 11 - 08:07 AM (#3202588)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Joe

Well said George couldn't agree you more, the Wilsons were tremendous!


06 Aug 11 - 05:14 PM (#3202898)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Guest, Paul

Only available till 1147 pm BST Tuesday, 90 minutes, really good as many already noted:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012wzss/BBC_Proms_2011_Prom_25_Grainger/


06 Aug 11 - 08:58 PM (#3203015)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Was at last night's Royal Albert Hall prom (5 Aug): an electrifying performance of Mahler's 2nd Symphony (Resurrection) by the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra - a product of Venezuela's extraordinary experiment in working for social change through music. The programme, El Sistema, has 250,000 students actively engaged in pre-school orchestras (4-6 age group), 90 children's orchestras (7-16), 135 symphony orchestras (16-20) and 30 professional adult orchestras. Threequarters of those involved are living below the poverty line.

Under their conductor Gustavo Dudamel the Simon Bolivar SO, which was originally a youth orchestra, has become truly worldclass, as might be confirmed by anyone who saw tonight's broadcast (6 Aug) on BBC2 of last night's performance. Dudamel, who is also musical director of the LA Phil, has extended the Venezuela scheme into the USA and is supporting its implementation in Sweden, Scotland and England.

El Sistema must go down as a major item on the plus side for Hugo Chavez's sometimes controversial stint in office.

Sorry for drifting a little from the subject, if not the title, of this thread.


07 Aug 11 - 04:51 AM (#3203138)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

It must be very difficult for a controversial leader to make such a large investment in a small, backward and debt-ridden country. How do think David Cameron should begin?


07 Aug 11 - 05:05 AM (#3203145)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Valmai Goodyear

I'm very excited about this, so apologies for a very early announcement. The Wilsons are doing an all-day workshop and evening performance at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club on Saturday 21st. July next year. The workshop will be on minining songs and the songs of Graeme Miles.

Valmai (Lewes)


07 Aug 11 - 09:57 AM (#3203235)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Azoic

How likely is it that this BBC Prom show will ever be released on CD?


07 Aug 11 - 12:45 PM (#3203317)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Azoic, I doubt that it will be released as a CD.

It's going to be broadcast on BBC4 TV at 7.30pm BST on Sunday 14 August, so you've got a little longer to make some arrangements to watch or record it. You could even arrange a trip here.


07 Aug 11 - 06:59 PM (#3203567)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Joe Nicholson

I listened to it this afternoon on the i-player thingy it was great. We shall be with the Wilsons this weekend at Saltburn. Can't wait.

Joe nicholson


08 Aug 11 - 05:55 AM (#3203753)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Alan

We saw the Wilsons at a Concert fundraiser for the RSPB Barnsley yesterday afternoon - 'Brilliant' can't wait to see thier proms performance on the tele sunday.


08 Aug 11 - 10:58 AM (#3203885)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Newport Boy

Guest azoic - Register & PM me and I may be able to help.

Phil


09 Aug 11 - 11:31 AM (#3204629)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST

Missed the radio version, so we'll have to wait for sunday!


09 Aug 11 - 12:16 PM (#3204666)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

It's still there! You've probably got until 10.15pm.


09 Aug 11 - 02:28 PM (#3204750)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Jon

Thanks!


10 Aug 11 - 05:42 PM (#3205632)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,tam

Just missed it, but set the recorder for saturday.


10 Aug 11 - 06:12 PM (#3205652)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Correction! Radio Times gives the BBC4 TV broadcast as 7.00pm BST on Sunday 14 August. BST, British Summer Time, is one hour ahead of GMT, Greenwich Mean Time.

You can find very comprehensive programme notes via a link on the BBC Prom 25 site.

It's followed at 8.10pm by a repeat of Come Clog Dancing - Treasures of English Folk Dance.

BBC4 TV often has music on Friday nights. On Friday 19 August there is an evening devoted to Demis Roussos and Exotic Pop then at 11.20pm Nana Mouskouri at the BBC.


14 Aug 11 - 06:02 AM (#3207739)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

Reminder; BBC4 TV Prom 25 Grainger 7.00pm Sunday evening.

Then on BBC iplayer for seven days.


14 Aug 11 - 05:09 PM (#3208120)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: nutty

Watching the performance on TV was even more enjoyable than listening to it.
Congratulations to all concerned. Please BBC can we have more?


14 Aug 11 - 05:23 PM (#3208132)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Tootler

Excellent.

I enjoyed it more than when I listened on the radio.


14 Aug 11 - 05:40 PM (#3208137)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Noreen

BBC iPlayer BBC_Proms_2011_Kathryn_Tickell_and_Friends


14 Aug 11 - 05:49 PM (#3208143)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,SteveGF

F*****g Brilliant! Loved the whole thing, but the NE element was outstanding.

Oh and the clogging programme was very good as well.


14 Aug 11 - 06:22 PM (#3208159)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,oracle

Didn't really believe the 5 star reviews (Guardian, FT, etc) but, having just watched it - yeh, that was just 'something else'. If the BEEB are listening, give us all more of this!
Kath Tickell's vision and her band's performance was fantastic. She obviously loves Grainger and her choice of NE collaberators couldn't have been better - June Tabor (an adopted northerner I believe) was superb, The Wilson Family, as has been said, surely deserve the Albert Hall stage to themselves one of these days, the Northern Sinfonia were terrific and the BBC Singers were a perfect compliment - all brought together by the 'easy', laid back conductor John Harle. This was a Proms to be savoured again, and again and, with a bit of luck again - next year.


14 Aug 11 - 06:58 PM (#3208185)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Tig

A great prom. Even the Wilson's scrubbed up well and performed brilliantly - although I think I prefer them 'live' :-)

If there were more programmes like this I am certain I would go back to listening to the radio.


17 Aug 11 - 05:42 PM (#3208543)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: JohnB

Absolutely BRILLIANT, just watched the I player link above.
Anyone who is rejected by BBC's Iplayer should try a programme called Expat Shield, that is how I just watched it in Canada.
JohnB.


17 Aug 11 - 07:10 PM (#3208599)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Steve Shaw

Yikes. I was totally underwhelmed by the whole thing. June "I'm a folk singer and I'm here to depress you" Tabor indeed sang well, but what a grim start to what should have been an upbeat event. I can't think that Percy would have been very impressed. The whole place lit up with Kathryn Tickell's band every time they appeared (which wasn't often enough or long enough). The orchestral playing was routine (the conductor seemed at times to be doing little more than keeping the beat) and there are far better versions of Grainger's music on CD, and I shouldn't be saying that about a live performance. And we were regaled with Drunken bloody Sailor and Shallow bloody Brown. It was a concert for the folkie in-crowd only. Which will shrivel all the more if that's the best representation of ourselves we can come up with. Heavy, man. Jeez, we even had regulation finger in ear. Wot an advert!


18 Aug 11 - 04:36 AM (#3208752)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Will Fly

Sorry to hear it was less than satisfying for you, Steve - but beauty, of course, is in the ear of the beholder.

Interesting comment on June Tabor. I've never found her singing depressing. Intense, yes, and very moving. Still, different strokes, etc.


18 Aug 11 - 12:41 PM (#3208911)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Steve Shaw

Yep, there you go.


18 Aug 11 - 01:00 PM (#3208323)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Tim

Excellent!!!!


18 Aug 11 - 01:51 PM (#3208363)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Will Fly

Excellent - just caught it on iPlayer!

Greg Stevens - more versions of Shallow Brown to add to your collection! :-)


18 Aug 11 - 01:53 PM (#3208368)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: melodeonboy

I confess to not finding it easy to fully appreciate classical musicians performing folk music (no matter how well it's played!). That aside, what a great step forward to have such wonderful ambassadors of folk music - Tickell, Tabor and the Wilsons - taking part in the Proms. And such excellent performances!

It's a while since I've seen Tickell's band. Blimey, they're good!


18 Aug 11 - 02:10 PM (#3208380)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Will Fly

It's a superb band, isn't it? The only thing that grated - and it's just the teensiest, weensiest of grates - was the pickup on the guitar. It had that rather plasticky timbre that spoils the acoustic sound of the instrument. But that's a minor caveat - he's a great performer.


18 Aug 11 - 02:32 PM (#3208975)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Tootler


18 Aug 11 - 02:33 PM (#3208976)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: Tootler

Sorry 'bout the empty post. Hit the wrong button!


18 Aug 11 - 03:58 PM (#3208456)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: The Sandman

I had the privilege of watching it with my good friends Steve and Chris Wilson, briLliant.June Tabor singing Green Bushes was excellent, she did it better than even I could have done


19 Aug 11 - 07:21 AM (#3209338)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,Patsy

This was excellent I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing and was rounded off well with the following program all about Clog dancing.


19 Aug 11 - 02:48 PM (#3209560)
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
From: GUEST,henryp

See The Wilsons at the Albert Hall on Youtube;
href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00jv8fc">http://www.bbc.co.uk