Back in the '60s when Ian & Sylvia were touring and performing, my [then] husband and I were also performing locally. We did a lot of their material finding it to be very singable as well as grittier and closer to the originals and less "pop" compared to many of the slick overproduced versions of the so-called "folk songs" which were heard back in then. They hold up very well and I still can bring an audience (and myself) to tears with Four Strong Winds. . . aaaaahhhh.
I used to do Wild Geese mainly so I could play the solo on the autoharp. I learned to play to play autoharp practicing on Katy Dear. I heard Ian & Sylvia in Columbus, OH in the late 60s or early 70s fairly soon before they split.
I have found CKUT and am searching for Ian's interview.
I just stumbled on this website last night while searching for some fairly obscure lyrics (Twa Craw - I found them but not here) and am delighted to run into a forum like this where music is freely discussed and shared with much evident love for it.
Louise in Lex