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GUEST,Rafflesbear on leave Musicians Quiting and Venues Dying (75* d) RE: Musicians Quiting and Venues Dying 17 Mar 09


Thanks for your assessment Breezy - I'd really love you to see them live because YouTube and a 19 inch screen can't do justice to the real thing exploding in front of you - as for folk club main guests, have a word with the good people of Eltham Folkmob and Blackheath Folk Club

As for their repertoire they do have quite a number of original songs but as many of those are currently awaiting their new album to be released they are not going on YouTube yet - plus they do research quite obscure songs

One of the problems they have is being patronised because they are both still the right side of thirty. They are victims of Techno-Babble Jousting where some older time served musicians try to catch them out by quoting guitar tunings and chord sequences just to test them out - I have witnessed this on a number of occasions - yes Martin does know which way round his guitar goes! :-)

Also they recently played an extended floorspot at a club - they had just finished a very competent and well received version of The Barley Mow when one of the residents said in a loud voice for all to hear "you know you got that wrong don't you" and proceeded to sing his version

And yes they are appearing at Broadstairs and are hoping to catch Eric Bogle's performance if they are not playing themselves and no they don't do Sylvest - so many songs to sing so little time to do it


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