The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89483   Message #1689813
Posted By: GUEST,DB
10-Mar-06 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: Songcatcher
Subject: RE: Songcatcher
I thought that the contrast between Janet McTeer's character's 'high art' rendition of 'Barbara Allen' and Elizabeth LaPrelle's character's 'mountain' version was quite stunning - frankly, it reduced me to tears and confirmed why I love the old songs, and the old singing styles so much. It is not often that the Film Industry gets things this right.

I had heard Iris Dement singing her own songs before and had hoped to hear her singing traditional songs. Ms Dement's performance in the film is as brilliant as I could have hoped for - wonderful! Does anyone know if she has recorded any other trad. songs?