Apologies to those concerned as i think I've wrongly imagined the delivery of a ballad from several singers (from Valmaia's comment about Barry's approach to ballads) -- of course I've heard several voices in one ballad and appreciate how that can colour the mood, especially with the addition of appropriate harmonies. But I was wondering more about the use of different voices for different characters and/or a narrator, which is where the word 'theatrical' had wrongly lead me.
Has anyone out there ever tried or seen such a performance eg..narrator/Lamkin/maid/Lady/
Lord in "Lamkin'? I can imagine a situation where someone might try this with one of the longer narratives but I've always had reservations about the notion -- based on what, I don't quite know....
And I would certainly agree with Surreysinger that sometimes "less is more", especially in the scenario of a singaround!