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Thread #16103 Message #148234
Posted By: Llanfair
11-Dec-99 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Martin Carthy - general discussion
Subject: RE: Martin Carthy
Martin Carthy has been my hero since I first saw him perform in Manchester in the late 60's with Dave Swarbrick. I can understand the comment about the recorded music being by no means easy listening, because you have to see him perform to understand the depth of feeling and complexity of interpretation that is involved with each song. Really heavy stuff like "Prince Heathen" or "Long Lankin" performed by him has the entire audience spellbound--ans I use that word deliberately.
He's nor just a musician, he is a true performer. Hwyl, Bron.