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Thread #72796   Message #1258633
Posted By: GUEST
27-Aug-04 - 10:03 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth on BBC Four
Subject: RE: Sidmouth on BBC Four
I was impressed overall, think it captured the mood and diversity of the fest well, and managed not to focus on the big names and ignore all the British folk music like the BBC normally does. Would have liked full songs and less interviews rather than all this cutting in halfway through and then leaving before the end (especially bad in narrative songs like Kate Rusby's 'Cobbler's Daughter'). Also whilst I had no problem with it because it was a wonderful gig, three cuts from Kate Rusby & John McCusker seemed a bit disproportionate. Still glad they got it in there, alongside the amazing Waterson Family Special (albeit briefly). Glad Spiers and Boden got a well deserved look in too, but a shame they didn't film their amazing turn with BELLOWhead. Also, the short clip of the Seven Champions Molly doing Byker Hill didn't do justice to an incredible performance. And who knew Eliza Carthy could play the melodeon?

PS My mate Will was one of the 'kids' playing drums, confound him!