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Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA

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Subject: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 10:23 AM

This following is from Sue West, and has been posted with permission.

There will be a House Concert for Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman at
"Westhaven" (Sue and Charlie West's Home) in York Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 24
at 8pm. The charge is $10 each.

For directions and reservations please call Isobel Abelson at 603-431-7092.

Charlie and I will be out of town from Oct. 11 to Oct. 23.. so Isobel has
kindly stepped into the breach to take reservations. (You can reach us
before the 11th by e-mail overbywest@aol.com

Dave has a voice so rich and mellow that it wraps you round as if in velvet,
and Anni has the perfect counterpoint...a clear, sharp, bright voice like
fine silver thread. Together they weave a trapestry of old and new
traditional songs so rich and bright that you will revel in the memory for
days to come.

See you here!


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 10:38 AM

Wish I could be there. It sounds like fun!


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: GUEST,Patrish
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 10:56 AM

Dave and Annie are wonderful, if you can make it - go
I have seen them many times and have always enjoyed them
Patrish


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Subject: RE: Weber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Calif/USA
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 10:56 PM

They're also doing a concert Saturday, Oct 14, in Davis, California. I don't know anything about them, but I think I'll go. It sounds like it will be a good concert.
Contact me for phone numbers and address for the concert.
-Joe Offer-
On Saturday, October 14th (Bill Wagman is) hosting a concert featuring Dave Weber and Anni Fentiman. They were here about two years ago and were a lot of fun and got everyone involved singing.

Dave and Anni's enthusiasm sparkles in their powerful vocal performances, which have developed from their 25-year involvement in traditional and traditional-style music. Their first love is accapella singing, both solo and in harmony, and they acknowledge the debt of gratitude that is owed to source and early revival singers who have helped keep alive this wonderful singing style. They present a varied cross section of material from the delicate solo to the rousing chorus.
Anni's intuitive harmony adds color and depth to the duo while her solo performance is clear and sensitive. From the North East of England Anni presents an unusual repertoire earning her a well-deserved reputation in English traditional music circles. Dave sings with a rich and powerful style reflecting his love of the music, from the gentle and plaintive traditional ballad to the stirring chorus song, which inspires the most reticent audience to join in.

The concert is in Davis, California. Music will start at 8:00pm and a $10.00 donation will be requested. For information click on my name below to send me e-mail.

-Joe Offer (click to e-mail)-


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 08:44 AM

Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman's Home Page. (Unfortunately, there are no music samples.)

Page for a Berkley House Concert, which appears to be the night after the one Joe gave info for.

Dave & Anni were at Old Songs this year. I had one of their recordings (the Beggar's Velvet tape) and I KNEW how good they were. I love both of their voices, and the way they blend in harmony. I had a chance to talk to Dave briefly, and he seems to be one of those gentle people who is well-known and respected by many, but acts like he's completely unaware or unconcerned about it.

Joe, I may try getting a RA file to Max for the radio. Of course, I probably have a slim-to-none chance of him playing it.


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: karen k
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 09:04 AM

Joe,
You'll be sorry if you miss them. I've loved them for years. Make sure to go. Wish I could see them in Maine but I'll just be coming back from the Getaway that day.

k


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 05:13 AM

I went to the Dave Webber - Anni Fentiman concert this evening, and it was absolutely wonderful. All A cappella, and some of the best singing I've ever heard. It was obvious they loved their songs. Also, it seems that they love each other - it's fascinating to see how they work off each other. I have to say we had a first-class audience, too, and the harmony on the choruses was wonderful. Occasional Mudcatters Ray Frank and Dick Holdstock were there. So was the woman of my dreams, but that's another story...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Naemanson
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 09:30 AM

Dammit! That's rehearsal night! I wanna go! Waaaahhhh!


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 10:07 AM

Naemanson, re-schedule the rehearsal! And as long as I'm ordering you around, get your butt in your car and get to Portsmouth today!!! :-)


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Barbara
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 10:35 AM

And on Sunday, Oct 22 they will be here in Portland Oregon, at 6:00 PM at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, NE 17th and Weidler -- tickets $9 reserved; $10 at the door. Contact Dick Lewis for mor information.

The duo is perhaps best known for the singing of Dave's song "Lady of Autumn", although they sing any number of English tradional and modern songs, most of which sound traditional. Is that where you learned "Sweet Thyme" Jeri? We learned "Old King Coal" from them, they sing a wonderful version of "Linden Lea", and too many more to mention.
Come hear them if you possibly can.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLACKBIRD (Dave Webber)^^
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 03:47 PM

Yep, Barbara. We also do Old King Coal and Lady of Autumn in sessions. Dave sure writes some great folk songs! ;-)

Like this one:

BLACKBIRD
(Dave Webber)
As recorded by Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman on "Constant Lovers" (1998)

As I rose up at break of day,
All from beside my true love,
I heard a blackbird sing its song
As beautiful as new love.

There's not a court in all the world
Has heard a sound so rich,
And ne'er a song has e'er been sung
That had such perfect pitch.

As I walked out this autumn morn,
Just as the sun was rising,
And all the world with dew was hung
And the trees like silver shining,

There's not a court in all the world
Has treasures fair as these,
And ne'er a diamond shone so bright
As sunlight through the trees.

And later on this autumn day,
I saw a tree-fire burning.
The leaves like flames of red and gold
They set my heart a-yearning.

And then I heard another song
From deep within my heart
Awaiting just one touch of love
Before it made its start.

After love, I ask of life
Just one simple thing:
Pray never let me see the time
That does not let me sing.
^^


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: MartinRyan
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 07:25 PM

Am I right in thinking Dave Webber also wrote "The Magpie"? (See DT) That and "Lady of Autumn" amount to more good song writing than any one human deserves!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Naemanson
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 07:39 PM

I CAN'T reschedule the rehearsal. There are 7 of us in the group and Tuesdays are our only opportunity to get together in the week.

And, Jeri, I did go to Portsmouth. I searched for you but I saw nobody with a cat on her head! I was at the shanty blast til the end but then I had to leave to get my daughter and her friend home. Maybe you saw us there. I wore a black tee-shirt and white fisherman's hat.


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 08:57 PM

No cat on head - That's Katlaughing. I was in front of the first row, happily sitting in the dirt. Faded blue Mudcat t-shirt, dark jeans, reddish hair in a ponytail.

Oh well - I'll quit picking on you now.

Martin, I don't know about Magpie; maybe Barbara does. I sent Max Lady of Autumn for the radio last week. It should be in the archived show. Dave Webber doesn't seem to write a lot of songs, but the ones I've heard have been better than a lot of folks' best!


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Subject: Webber-Fentiman
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 09:12 PM

Here's (click) another song you may hear from Webber-Fentiman. Anni Fentiman sings "Sandgate Wife's Nurse Song" solo on their Constant Lovers CD. The tune is the same as Liverpool Lullaby, that Judy Collins recorded on her In My Life album. Also look at Do-Li-A, which uses the same tune. The lyrics seem unrelated, although "Sandgate" appears in both.
-Joe Offer-
Another Webber-Fentiman song you might hear is Old King Coal, written by John Kirkpatrick. Also Linden Lea, with lyrics by William Barnes and tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams. And another - Row On.

I think my favorite song from the evening was My Lady of Autumn, about unrequited love. MY Lady of Autumn loved this song - but alas, not quite enough.


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Barbara
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 11:59 PM

Magpie is not in Dave's songbook, and I am unfamiliar with it. A number of his songs are in a songbook he published, and sells at the concerts, including "Blackbird", words above, and "Bonnet and Shawl" and whatever that one is called that starts "My father gave I watch and chain..." about going off to war to fight, and a sad/clever one called "the Fox" and told from the foxes p.o.v.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 03:49 AM

HERE's the one I mean.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 04:54 AM

.... And of course - when I read the damn thing, I realise it was another Dave! Apologies.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 05:37 AM

Naemanson, I have a rehearsal that night, too- and I'm the director of the group and they depend on me too much this early and the season and ......damn! I'm just trying to make myself feel better for missing these two! WAAAAH!


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Jeri
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 10:24 AM

Martin, it's very comforting to know even you, who appear to be all-knowing at times, can make mistakes. (Note, this is a compliment, not a slam. Martin provides so much accurate information about music, he leaves many of us in the dust.)

If anyone is "lurking" in this thread and thinking a house concert might be nice but aren't sure you'll be welcome - PLEASE COME! Call Isobel for reservations and directions! Get on the mailing list for future concerts! It's a great opportunity to meet the performers as well as other local folkies.

Please send me a PM or e-mail me if you have questions.


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 02:04 PM

Thank you, jeri. My problem (and my strength, I suppose) is my magpie-mind!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Oct 00 - 12:55 AM

Dave and Anni were WONDERFUL in Portland. They sang and we sang and filled the Grace Memorial sanctuary with our sound. At the end of several chorus songs, they would start the chorus, and then stop singing, leaving us to sing it to them as they stood arm in arm, beaming at us, as we returned the harmonies. It was such a delight.
YOu Maine folks, round up all your a capella chorus people and sing along; as Dave said, "I don't know why they call it a 'refrain', because that's the opposite of what we want you to do.
And be sure and tell all his UK friends that he performed wearing pants, suspenders and a vest. He said if we did that, he might get some different kinds of gigs.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Oct 00 - 04:28 PM

Just to let everyone know I'll be at the West's for the house concert tonight despite having my new (used) car rammed in K-Mart parking lot today. Coulda been worse. Not only was I not in it at the time, but only the passenger side door was mangled. Still in good driving condition, but difficult for a front seat passenger.

Gotta look on the bright side, I guess.

Bat Goddess (about to run out the door to surprise her husband who is dropping his car off at a local garage -- surprise about my car, not about me picking him up.)


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 12:50 AM

I also was surprised, as I got to drive. The back seat of an Eclipse is good for storage, but not for actual seating. (Unless you're under 4 feet tall and your butt is about a foot wide.) It was interesting.

The concert was incredible. I love their voices separately, but their harmonies are, well, exquisite. The Wests rebuilt their house after a fire, and designed it with a room just for the concerts. The accoustics are great, and the rafters sure rang tonight! (I'd go on about this, but I am very tired right now.)


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Subject: RE: Webber/Fentiman Hse Concert in Maine/USA
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 09:49 AM

Jeri wrote "Unless you're under 4 feet tall and your butt is about a foot wide. It was interesting." Well, it was me sitting (sitting? sort of skootched sideways) in the back seat and my butt is definitely, well, goddess sized.

I'm listening to Anni & Dave right now on the Beggars Velvet CD (been listening to the tape since a friend saw them in DC in 1986 or '87 -- glad I finally have a CD!).

The concert -- performers and audience -- was grand. They always seem so surprised that we know most of the songs. But even though I own most of their recordings, each time I hear them in concert they sing new songs and not just the audience favorites. I 've heard them in house concerts over the past 4 years and their set lists are always different. Great performers and a real treat in an intimate venue.

Bat Goddess


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