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Folk Bands Recommendations

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Subject: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 07 May 11 - 05:20 PM

Hi there all,

I'm looking at more folk bands to listen to. As much as I love Bellowhead, they aren't the only folk band around. I'm currently listening to Flook and a bit of Great Big Sea, but I want more!

So, can you recommend me a few bands?

Before they're mentioned, I've tried Steeleye Span and wasn't enamoured by them. I don't know why though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 07 May 11 - 05:23 PM

The Watersons.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Wesley S
Date: 07 May 11 - 05:29 PM

But are they really folk?


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: artbrooks
Date: 07 May 11 - 05:43 PM

But what is folk, really?


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 07 May 11 - 05:43 PM

If you're looking for something danceable and upbeat (something to get drunk and jump around to rather than moody contemplative music?) then I quite like:
'The Peatbog Faeries' folk fusion.
'The Pogues' are a definite worthwhile listen for anarchic angsty folk youth (of any age).
'Edward II' for reggae/folk fusion.
'Demon Barbers' for traditional jigability (better than Bellowhead for me)

From your short list there, I'd guess you may like some of the stuff Lizzie Cornish posts up from the likes of 'Show of Hands' and 'The Oysterband'.

Otherwise do trawl through the 'Revival' bands, some lovely stuff to be found archived away out there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 07 May 11 - 05:55 PM

Problem with my short list is that that isn't a short list of stuff. That's literally all I know of. I am a terrible person because of this.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 07 May 11 - 06:00 PM

Anthemic bit of Pogues here: Ah go on, go on, have a go.. (to be played loud)


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 07 May 11 - 06:20 PM

Peatbog Faeries here: Peatbog 10p Mix


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: gnu
Date: 07 May 11 - 06:22 PM

Y'ART! Cellar!


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: gnu
Date: 07 May 11 - 06:24 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOjHior0RfU


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 07 May 11 - 06:31 PM

Old Blind Dogs
Levellers
Steeleye Span
Bothy Band


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 07 May 11 - 06:40 PM

Shanghaiceltic yes The Levellers, a good a call.

Levellers @ Glasto


Of course it's inappropriate to presume from so short a listing, what the posters tastes might be, as indeed they have stated.
So, some curates eggs:

Third Ear Band queer and lovely
Robin Williamson softly strained
COB Suns and Moons


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Guest Vivienne
Date: 07 May 11 - 07:18 PM

Where would you start? there are so many! Off the top of my head
Lau, Dervish, Altan, Blowsabella, Brass Monkey, Waterson Carthy


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: gnu
Date: 07 May 11 - 07:35 PM

Folk this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0lIXZAJdFQ

Rankins... Mary's Wedding.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: gnu
Date: 07 May 11 - 07:50 PM

One could listen for a lifetime and never hear it all.

Isn't it wondeful?


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 07 May 11 - 07:56 PM

This is less of a "band" suggestion than an underground folk vibe. If interested then you'll find some relevant threads on psych or acid folk on Mudcat, it is however a somewhat outsider strand of interest even by folk standards: A Graveyard


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: michaelr
Date: 07 May 11 - 07:59 PM

May I humbly suggest my band, Greenhouse?

Here we are on MySpace and YouTube.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 07 May 11 - 08:02 PM

Listening to the Watersons now. God love Grooveshark.

@Gnu: Yes! I know! But I don't have a large amount of folk and I want more! Also, I love how happy the Rankin Family look while playing. And the setting is brilliant. That's the gig I'd want to play.

Also, Levellers also look like a brilliant gig to see. Flogging Molly put on a brilliant show as well, but haven't seen them at a gig that big.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 07 May 11 - 08:15 PM

Well, it sounds like "vivienne's" suggestions above, would be well worth the OP's considering.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 07 May 11 - 08:18 PM

Greenhouse are added to the list to listen to. I'm off to bed but tomorrow morning should be fun :)

I think I've narrowed down what sort of thing I'm after. I enjoy the fast dance stuff, and I like my celtic stuff as well. Mudcat, away!

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, you're making a student nice and happy :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: michaelr
Date: 07 May 11 - 08:21 PM

As this is definitely a music thread, it should be moved upstairs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 07 May 11 - 08:25 PM

It is a music thread, but at the same time it isn't. It's just a case of you all managing to not say "You haven't heard [band]!? Go! Fix this!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 07 May 11 - 08:41 PM

"think I've narrowed down what sort of thing I'm after. I enjoy the fast dance stuff, and I like my celtic stuff as well."

Grand, you should do well!
A poor quality YouTube here of one contemporary folk outfit which fits that bill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yiWHm_rHo8
Of course the farther you venture into "modern" styles, the less some quarters will consider it "folk".
Not that that's an issue down here in BS mind you..


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 08 May 11 - 04:56 AM

Something Nasty in the Woodshed - really liked the midi bagpipes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 May 11 - 05:37 AM

If you want stuff that goes back to the roots of rural music, cross the water and check out Levon Helm's "Dirt Farmer" & "Electric Dirt" (details at the lower end of the page). Wonderful stuff!

On the same tack, go back 45 years to the first two albums of the Holy Modal Rounders - and listen to tunes from Harry Smith's Folkways recordings infused with pot, acid and sheer good humour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 May 11 - 05:38 AM

Forgot to say - check out the Old Swan Band and the Boat Band as well. Some superb music there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 08 May 11 - 05:42 AM

The definitive English folk rock LP has to The Battle of the Field by a short lived Albion Country Band. Why definitive? Because I was only 14 or so when I first heard it and therein my heart first opened. The Lal and Mike Waterson album Bright Phoebus was not by a band as such, but it has a collective identity which many bands would happily die for in this day and age; and in terms of sound, no folk rock LP ever sounded so amazing.

Mr Fox. Ever listened to Mendle whilst driving around in the shadow of Pendle beneath glowering storm clouds? Perfect!

The Amazing Blondel. I reckon their 1997 reunion album Restoration to be their finest work, but anything with John David Gladwin in the line-up is a delight - check the live album from 1970-73 Foreign Field. Wincott's recorder playing is one of our nation's saving graces.

Steeleye Span. Even as a kid I remember watching them doing Alison Gross on an in concert TV special thinking that this music had all the right ingredients for me and yet for the life of me I couldn't like it. Maddy Prior is one of my favourite singers but, as with Karen Carpenter, I wish she'd maybe dug a little deeper somehow.

Ken Hyder's Talisker. Free jazz from a Scottish perspective; pibrochs, waulking songs, mouth music, even the occasional song (Whistle O'er the Lave O't) essayed as no Folk band would have dared. Love 'em dearly & madly; droning arco double basses and keening saxophones and clarinets, pounding drum salutes dissolving into pure free noise. Now that's what I call music...

Were the Third Ear Band folk? Free improvised modal ragas and atonal soundscapes woven from the darker occult heart of Albion with occasional nudges into the medieval... Hmmm, sounds like FOLK to me, but maybe not in the various parameters as understood here on Mudcat. Paul Minns redefined the word Oboe, and along with Richard Coff's violin playing remains one of the seven wonders of my musical universe. Here they are totally copping Bitches Brew...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfj0oOv240M


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 08 May 11 - 09:19 AM

[tangent]
"Bitches Brew..." Some album, great cover art too. I've recently been dipping into Herbie Hancock from the same period - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpVkSLxUdAk&feature=related


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 08 May 11 - 09:56 AM

Wonder if you would like this. I happen to like this very much.

Sally Brown - Planxty


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 08 May 11 - 01:27 PM

Some album, great cover art too.

Doesn't get any better really, although On the Corner almost pips it if only for the iconic world folk grooves of Black Satin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBHzlLz65oU.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 08 May 11 - 01:41 PM

Why isn't this above the line?
    Because the thread originator put the thread in the non-music section. Now that somebody has called it to my attention, I've moved it.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 09 May 11 - 02:56 AM

Well done Joe


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Bo
Date: 09 May 11 - 03:15 AM

Favourites in my collection, in no particular order:

Wolfstone, Afro Celts (some folky bits), Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (a real mix of styles all in one band), Sharon Shannon.   
Bo


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: theleveller
Date: 09 May 11 - 03:18 AM

Can't believe no-one's mentioned Oysterband yet (or have I missed it?)


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 09 May 11 - 03:36 AM

You missed it..
Lizzie Cornish is probably needed here.
The OP may like Dervish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mdpci6qDe0&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Banjiman
Date: 09 May 11 - 03:40 AM

I think
Blackbeard's Tea Party might fit the bill. I predict they're going to be massive!


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Peter C
Date: 09 May 11 - 05:27 AM

No one has mentioned my favourite band of the moment (a couple of years actually!) Danu - great instrumentals, terrific vocals, amazing energy


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Peter C
Date: 09 May 11 - 05:28 AM

And for a 'non permanent' band it is hard to beat 'Feast of Fiddles'


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 May 11 - 05:51 AM

Anyone mentioned De Danaan, The Bothy Band, Boys of the Lough? Probably; but if so, here they are again...

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,S.T.M
Date: 09 May 11 - 07:18 AM

If you like folk rock with strong arrangements, then try Wheeler Street. They're a young group based in Kent and were around a lot a couple of years ago...I think they're releasing a new live album at the end of June.

They've been compared with Fairport Convention, Bellowhead etc.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,S.T.M
Date: 09 May 11 - 07:18 AM

If you like folk rock with strong arrangements, then try Wheeler Street. They're a young group based in Kent and were around a lot a couple of years ago...I think they're releasing a new live album at the end of June.

They've been compared with Fairport Convention, Bellowhead etc.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: alex s
Date: 09 May 11 - 09:17 AM

Altan
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham/silly wizard


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Will Fly
Date: 09 May 11 - 10:05 AM

I've just been listening to Magpie Lane - good stuff.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 May 11 - 10:17 AM

The Barn Owls. Skill, variety, and they know how to tune.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Elmore
Date: 09 May 11 - 10:23 AM

Solas, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Crooked Still, Altan, Gaelic Storm.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 09 May 11 - 10:40 AM

"Teada"
"The Raw Bar Collective"


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: theleveller
Date: 09 May 11 - 10:46 AM

And don't miss the amazing Duncan McFarlane Band who, as well as Oysterband, will be at Moonbeams Wold Top Festival this year. Hurray!


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: JennyD
Date: 09 May 11 - 03:39 PM

How about the Saw Doctors ?


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,folkiedave
Date: 09 May 11 - 03:53 PM

Of the older established Irish bands, Altan stand out.

Try some of my favourite Galician pipers, Susana Seivane and Anxo Lorenzo.

Some great Scottish Fiddle bands; Fiddler's Bid; Session A9; Blazin Fiddles. Also up and coming Scottish singer - Paul McKenna.

Love Craobh Rua (N. Ireland).

Tickled Pink have a new record coming out. Great ceilidh band.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 09 May 11 - 07:07 PM

They are a dance band, rather than a band with songs, but the Dartmoor Pixies are great to listen to...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: michaelr
Date: 09 May 11 - 08:08 PM

Capercaillie and Shooglenifty for a more modern take on folk.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: J-boy
Date: 10 May 11 - 01:25 AM

The Battlefield Band.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 10 May 11 - 07:10 AM

No one mentioned Fairport yet??

And if it's rocky folk you are looking for, gratuitous self promotion coming up here:

The Bounty Hounds


John


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,BBP at work
Date: 11 May 11 - 06:27 AM

I'll second Duncan McFarlane Band and Blackbeard's Tea Party!

www.duncanmcfarlane.co.uk

His Acoustic band did a great gig at Mansfield last night.

Deirdre


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: ranger1
Date: 20 May 11 - 11:58 PM

I really like a group called Circled By Hounds from (as close as I can tell) Portland, Oregon. You can get their stuff on CD Baby.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: J-boy
Date: 21 May 11 - 12:01 AM

What ranger1 said. Malinky ain't bad either.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Neil D
Date: 21 May 11 - 12:42 AM

If you like Great Big Sea, here is another grand band from Newfoundland. "Heave Away" by The Fables


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Neil D
Date: 21 May 11 - 12:56 AM

I'll try one more time. The Fables


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: stallion
Date: 21 May 11 - 06:23 AM

echo banjiman, Blacbeards Teaparty are a great live act too, and Paul Young has one of the best "Folk" voices I have heard in a youngster for a long time, they sold out the Black swan Fc twice in one week and at a recent rock venue pulled in 250 youngsters.   They can often been seen busking in York and Mike Harding bought a cd on the street and played a track on Radio 2. They will be performing at the York W/E Festival of Folk (3,4 & 5th of June)on the afternoon of Sunday 5th of June, as of course will be a plethora of others, come and join us!


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 29 May 11 - 12:13 PM

The impossible is nothing :)

I'm working through the list, if anyone is interested about what I'm listening to, it's available here


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 29 May 11 - 01:18 PM

Dave beat me to Tickled Pink. I don't think anyone has mentioned Home Service yet - Alright Jack is my favourite folk album and the Mysteries is very good too. Can't wait to see the reformed band at Shrewsbury.

John Tams solo CDs are excellent too.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 29 May 11 - 01:25 PM

what fun - just dipping into your list there drugcrazed.
so how does the funky sounding 'grooveshark' work then?


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 29 May 11 - 02:46 PM

Grooveshark is pretty much the web version of Spotify, except Grooveshark haven't gone with the "I'm going to change my terms of service and make people pay for basic usage". Not that I'm bitter.

Find an artist, and listen to it. It isn't as clean as Spotify - people appear to upload music to it and GS sort out the licensing later, meaning you can have horrible listings. Search for Blind Guardian and you'll see what I mean - and I have a few playlists that I use for various purposes. I like it, and it doesn't infuriate me. The only thing I want is collaborative playlists. Would make my life a lot easier in a thread like this.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Ann N
Date: 29 May 11 - 03:49 PM

Just spent two afternoons in great sessions run by Lowp Well worth listening to :)


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 29 May 11 - 04:32 PM

"The only thing I want is collaborative playlists. Would make my life a lot easier in a thread like this."

Mmm, presumably that could be doable (at least in some fashion), by all members of a certain group of individuals possessing the password to the same account. Though needing a shared email address for it, might complicate matters.

For a larger group (like Mudcat for example) you'd probably need to have certain individuals managing the account via which others would submit their lists. Though that could get too messy.

I think I'm just waffling meaninglessly actually..


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 29 May 11 - 04:41 PM

Spotify has the ability for people to subscribe and add stuff to a playlist. Granted, they can also delete things but I kind of trust you lot :)

Lowp added to the list.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 29 May 11 - 07:45 PM

Fairport Convention's 1969 Liege and Lief is one of my favourite all-time albums in any genre. Sandy Denny was in the band at the time.

More recently, there is The Owl Service, "formed by Steven Collins in 2006 as a vehicle to explore his love of cult British films and television of the 1960s and '70s, the great outdoors, and the sound of the English folk revival". They sound a bit like older British band Pyewackett, two t's and not to be confused with US rock band of the 70s Pyewacket (one t).

A local Somerset-based band I like is Dragonsfly (with an s, so not Dragonfly), "a Celtic-Eastern-Folk Fusion band with a unique sound born from the band member's musical tastes and influences. This vibrant and original five-piece interlace instruments as diverse as bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, bouzouki, mandolin, tabla, electric bass, saxophones, vocals and more resulting in groove-driven music that is passionate, high-energy, tender and entrancing". Hear them on Myspace - their own website seems woefully out of date, referencing 2009 gigs, but they must still be active as they are at the Priddy Folk Festival this year and appear to be second headliners topped only by the Eliza Carthy Band. They really are local - last I heard they were based in Draycott, three miles from Priddy (and about four miles from me in the other direction).

There's also Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies; he seems to be continually on tour, with or without the Pennies. He was also part of The Darwin Song Project, an 8-artist song-writing retreat week with a live concert and a live CD celebrating the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth in 2009. Not a band as such, though the effect is pretty band-like.

For a noisy frenetic instrumental dancey band try Sheelanagig from, I think, Bristol.

All these people are on Spotify with at least one album, except Sheelanagig. Most are also on we7.com in the UK (a web-based music site co-founded by Peter Gabriel).


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 29 May 11 - 08:00 PM

Also, if you like The Pogiues you might like The Men They Couldn't Hang, who sound a bit like an English version of them. The only album I know at all well is Silvertown, which has a great song referencing a Turner painting and the engineering works of Brunel, called Rain, Steam and Speed (the video/song takes about 20 seconds to get started, so don't whack up your volume too high. Also, the visuals are a bit low-budget literal-minded).


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 30 May 11 - 07:00 AM

Oops, wrong URL above, this is Sheelanagig.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: ranger1
Date: 30 May 11 - 10:55 AM

I'm surprised no one has mentioned The Corries yet.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 11:11 AM

Resurrecting this thread because now I have Spotify on my laptop. So, any other Spotify users who'd like to add suggestions to this playlist.

I like most of the songs on there (though Bellamy is on the list of "to listen to"). Just throw them on and I'll get to them - and the suggestions on here I'll try and add when I get round to it.


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Subject: RE: Folk Bands Recommendations
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 09:04 PM

Is not the expression "Folk Bands" an oxymoron?


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