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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. Lurgan Lad

    Lurgan Lad Forum Resident

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    From the Dolores Keane album but features John Faulkner, her husband at that time

     
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  2. Lurgan Lad

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    Martin Carthy channels his English Folk inner Delta Bluesman in this 9 and half minute dramatic delivery of " The Famous Flower Of Serving Men "

     
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  3. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Rosemary Lane - Bert Jansch

     
  4. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

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    Happy St. George's Day:


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    Strawhead - Songs From The Book Of England
    Tradition Records, UK, 1980, TSR 0356
    TSR 0356-A-1 Λ
    TSR 0356-B-1 D
    TSR 0356-C-1 Λ C
    TSR 0356-D-1 0 Λ

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  5. The Turning Year

    The Turning Year Lowering average scores since 2021

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    I'm not sure whether this is quite the right place as its not pure folk, but contains many English folk elements (I've also posted in the pinned 'obscure artists' thread, but having looked at the other posts I'm not sure it fits there so thought I'd share here anyway!)

    I've been listening to Howard Haigh's music recently, an excellent guitarist and composer from Lancaster UK who has worked aceoss a mumber of styles and ensembles throughout his career.
    He's done a lot over the years, including some quite high profile performances in London and for BBC radio. In Bandcamp his tags include classical/Spanish guitar, latino-blues, folk and world.
    I'll link to his most recent work, his 2020 lockdown album Tree Dance, which is quite folky. The various parts were recorded remotely then mixed together.
    It's all rather lovely and uplifting with fantastic guitar playing and great arrangements throughout for various combinations of guitar, flute, cello, accordion, percussion. :)
    TREE DANCE, by Howard Haigh
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  6. Noise Annoys

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    One record that tends to be overlooked when discussing early '70s British and Irish folk-rock is this great one from the Woods Band (formed by Terry and Gay Woods shortly after they left Steeleye Span):

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    Also worth a mention is this, from 1976 (more folk, much less rock):

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  7. I’ve been spinning The Virgin Prophet demos from Mellow Candle.
    Basically it’s the demos for Swaddling Songs plus a few extra songs. It’s really great.
     
  8. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

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    Theme song from The Detectorists by Johnny Flynn. The best match of Theme to TV show for a long time

     
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  9. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

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    And from the same TV show, a one off special effects sequence soundtracked by The Unthanks - a song titled Magpie

     
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  10. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

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    I'm very pleased to have picked up this album as a triple LP many years ago, even though I didn't see the TV show. It is about how Irish music influenced and was influenced by other music around the world.

    My friends looked a the track listing and said "An Irish music compilation with out U2? How useless is that?"

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    Details here:
    Bringing It All Back Home (Music From The BBC TV Series) (CD)
     
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  11. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

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  12. carlwm

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    Written by erstwhile Red Jasper frontman, Davey Dodds whose own version is to be found on his excellent Kernowcopia album, which came out in 2017. It's a lot more raw than the Unthanks' cover.
     
  13. EasternSon

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  14. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

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    Thanks for the pointer.

    When I watched the TV show with this sequence for the first time, it was a bit of a jaw dropping moment - I'm not used to seeing special effects done so beautifully, and the music was perfect. I also like the slight variations on the main theme across the three series. I hope Mackenzie Crook goes on to direct more TV shows like this.
     
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  15. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

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    A gentle reminder to label your videos as not all of them are viewable to all members.
     
  16. carlwm

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    I've never seen the show. Looks like I need to remedy that. :righton:

    The clip was really well done.
     
  17. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Out of curiosity, what are you posting? I'm getting "video unavailable". Too much good music being put up here to let one slip past. :)
     
  18. EasternSon

    EasternSon Forum Resident

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    Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day
     
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  19. carlwm

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    Nice one. Thank you! :righton:
     
  20. Gasman1003

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    I've been listening to Nic Jones this morning. I first heard this song many years ago and it grabbed me by the heart and didn't let go.

    It dates from the 17th century, but I doubt Nic's version will ever be surpassed, so simple, but so beautiful, describing the human condition in 3 minutes.



    Nic Jones - "Ten Thousand Miles"

    "Oh come back, my own true love,
    And stay a while with me,
    For if I had a friend all on this earth,
    You've been a friend to me."
     
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