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Thread #173287   Message #4202185
Posted By: GUEST,Steve Shaw
06-May-24 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Ron Kavana (1950-2024)
Subject: RE: Obit: Ron Kavana (1950-2024)
His version of Midnight On The Water is iconic for us. Not the version on the album Think Like A Hero, great though that is, but the one he played "for the Shaw family" when we asked him for it at that October 1993 gig in Bude that I mentioned. They did it slow, languid and beautiful - then they launched into a blistering set of reels! Another fearsomely brilliant track is on that rare album Galway To Graceland, called Watch Out Willie. The end of the song launches into a pair of madcap reels, Trip To Durrow and Gravel Walks, with the wonderful fiddle of Miriam Kavana. Life-affirming!