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Thread #173260   Message #4201582
Posted By: Jack Campin
25-Apr-24 - 03:52 AM
Thread Name: English tunes & poems by John Clare
Subject: RE: English tunes & poems by John Clare
One reason to combine threads about Clare's own tune collection and the modern settings of his poems: it shows how much better Clare's own taste was. A modern folkie put together a show of his own settings of Clare and presented it at Whitby a few years ago - cringe-inducing mediocrity. For a lot of them he could have used one of Clare's own tunes with stunning effect - instead we got something as bad as Kate Rusby's rewrites.