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Thread #63759   Message #1038701
Posted By: GUEST
20-Oct-03 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: Just Saw Martin Carthy in Toronto
Subject: RE: Just Saw Martin Carthy in Toronto
Here's a song list from last night at the Flying Cloud / Tranzac – I think it's complete but I couldn't identify 2 tunes:

Hard Times of Old England
The New Mown Hay
Lofty Tall Ship (Henry Martin)
Sir Patrick Spens
Bold McCarthy
The Cuckoo's Nest (Morris tune – instrumental)
Young Morgan
Rufford Park Poachers
Swaggering Boney (instr.)

Jim Jones (Botany Bay)
?? (instrumental)
Hamlet (request)
Perfumes of Arabia
Royal Lament (instr.)
The Lochmaben Harper (the one about Wanton Brown)
The Jolly Little Tailor (Whitby version)
Famous Flower of Serving Men (request)
Heroes of Saint Valéry / Seige of Delhi (instr., request)
The Devil and the Feathery Wife
The Foggy Dew
?? (instrumental)


Yes, a wonderful evening! He's a terrific performer, what Willy-O and the rest of you said. I hadn't heard The Jolly Little Tailor before, nor The Lochmaben Harper, both excellent. Also enjoyed his stories and info about the songs. I thought he seemed more animated, maybe less tired, than when he played in Toronto with Waterson Carthy last year, especially good in the second set.

Okthen, it was a full house I think (about 150?) – with no tables and no leg room. If you persuade any more people to come please arrange for a bigger venue ;)