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British and Irish Folk and Folk Rock - One Thread To Bring Them All

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by speedracer, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Ma Kelly

    Ma Kelly Forum Resident

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    I generally have a massive aversion to modern folk music (though not entirely sure why - talking post-1970s here), but Lisa Knapp is just great. Her voice is like a prettier version of Shirley Collins'. And I love Shirley Collins.

     
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  2. Ma Kelly

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    Now We Are Six put an end to my Steeleye Span exploration for many years (like it now though), and then one day I decided to give Commoners Crown a go just to see....bloody hell, what a great album! Could've known it years earlier if it wasn't for Now We Are Six!
     
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  5. Gasman1003

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    The Unthanks - “Magpie”.

    The fabulous Unthank sisters from the wonderful album, “Mount The Air”
     
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  6. jkauff

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    If I had to get rid of all my traditional-style folk rock albums but three, I'd choose these.

    • Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief
    • Steeleye Span - Please To See The King
    • Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band - No Roses
    And who was involved with all three? Why, Ashley Hutchings, of course.
     
  7. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the intro to Lisa Knapp! Lovely vox indeed.

    I adore Shirley Collins . Her recent renaissance after nearly 40 years of silence is astonishing! Two stellar records in the last 4 years, Lodestar (2017) and Heart's Ease (2020), autobiography, film bio, numerous live outings. The story of how she lost her voice is a tragic ballad in itself, a song there.

    Love this one off No Roses , with Albion

    The Murder Of Maria Marten

     
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  8. CliffL

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    On the heavier side-Horslips -"Sure The Boy Was Green"...I remember this from the late 70s.

     
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  9. CliffL

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    The Playground-"The Rain The Wind and Other Things"...I love this but have not been able to turn up any info on the group...this song is from circa 1969.

     
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  10. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Nice find. Kind of Moody Bluesy. These random one offs are mysterious. Where did you unearth Playground?
     
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  11. Gasman1003

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    Another under appreciated band, sort of prog rock/folk rock, whatever you call it it’s great stuff.



    Magna Carta - “Ring Of Stones”
     
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  12. Gasman1003

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    The wonderful LAU:



    LAU - “Ghosts”
     
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  13. Gasman1003

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    The much missed Andy M Stewart:



    Andy M Stewart - “Where Are You Tonight I Wonder”

    R.I.P.
     
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  14. Gasman1003

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    Oysterband - “A River Runs”

    Incredible live act, their albums with June Tabor are also exceptional.

    There is no chance we cannot take,
    No mistakes we will not make,
    Each time the whirlpool drags us down,
    We come up laughing, spinning round.

    We have nothing left to prove,
    We have broken every rule,
    And all the hurt that we feel,
    Just makes us stronger when we heal.”
     
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  15. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

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    Another favourite band:



    Runrig - “The Story”
     
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  16. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the intro to Mandy Morton, - nice!

    Re the royal court of the genre, Fairport, Pentangle, et al, feel free to post the essential titles and "big names," - it is a forgotten cult, despite eldritch familiarity, there should be a breadcrumb trail for the novice seekers . . .

    That said here is one that drew a lot of rockers into the genre:



    Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die
     
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  17. CliffL

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    It had been uploaded by a different person on YouTube several years ago...I heard it and really liked it from the first time I listened-also I was a bit intrigued that it had a similar title to "The Rain, The Park and Other Things" by the Cowsills. Then it got deleted from YT and I was really disappointed since I liked it so much...fortunately someone else posted it recently. Neither upload had much info, but I think the first poster mentioned that it was from 1969. Sounds like a UK group, other than that I have no info.
     
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  18. florandia

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    Someone mentioned June Tabor a few posts back , here she is with the Oyster Band in a heart tugging performance of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

     
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  19. florandia

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    June Tabor again, A Richard Thompson song .

     
  20. CliffL

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    Fantastic thread, I love this kind of music!
     
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  21. Man at C&A

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    I got some nice and quite rare UK folk rock records today:

    Hedgehog Pie - The Green Lady (1975 - Rubber Records. This is currently playing for the second time tonight and I really like it)

    Gay and Terry Woods - Backwoods and Renowned (both original UK Polydor pressings)

    As others have said, a great thread idea that I'll keep my eye on. I love Fairport and related, Pentangle, early Steeleye Span at least, but this is music I'm no expert on and there will be a lot that I'd love. I haven't heard any of these LPs I got today before.
     
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  22. John54

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    I was thinking the other day about a certain song I hadn't heard for a while, so I must give it another listen. And this thread is a perfect opportunity to do just that, and to post it here.

    The Incredible String Band, Job's Tears:

     
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  23. John54

    John54 Senior Member

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    A lesser-known band from the late '60s, although this track got a decent amount of airplay on CHUM-FM.

    Dando Shaft, Rain:

     
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  24. lucan_g

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