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Thread #82700 Message #1516480
Posted By: Maryrrf
06-Jul-05 - 05:43 PM
Thread Name: 'Sixties Folk Music' Presentation - Help
Subject: RE: 'Sixties Folk Music' Presentation - Help
Oh gosh - more and more overwhelming! I had actually planned to include two songs mentioned by Mike of Northumbria by Ewan MacColl. I was thinking "First Time Ever" but performed more in a more "folky" way than Roberta Flack, and "Shoals of Herring". But I hadn't thought of "Dirty Old Town" or "The Springhill Mining Disaster", which are also good. The presentation also has to be influence by what my friend and myself think we can do a good job of tackling - so that's another consideration. We might manage "John Henry" which can kind of fit into "blues" (although our version isn't very bluesy). We want to include some well known songs but not have it turn into a hootenany "sing along". I know whatever I come up with there will be pros and cons and an awful lot will get left out, but to really do the job I'd need a year long series of concerts! "Tom Dooley" will be in there because it's generally acknowledged to have been "the" song that kicked off the folk revival. Well, that's several songs right there that I've decided to include.