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Thread #95366   Message #1853927
Posted By: GUEST,Joe Moran
09-Oct-06 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen. Wow!
Subject: RE: Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen. Wow!
I was at the Southport gig last night, and I agree with everything that has been said. I've been trying to remember all the songs/tunes that Steve and Cindy performed - I should take notes!. Here are some highlights ( but then, again, everthing was a highlight!). Cindy sang a great self-composed number about the Copper Family. She also sang one beautiful umaccompanied Appalachian ballad. They sang some great humourous songs by the Berrymans. I love hearing things in Spanish and Steve's setting of the Lorca poem "La Guitarra" was beautiful. Steve's version ( via Bruce Langhorn) of "Corinna" was a masterful example of sublety and a laidback rendering that is only available to a few special artists. Any British/Irish folk club organisers reading this posting do yourself - and your club - a favour and book this wonderful duo next time they visit our shores. I promise you that their appearance will be talked about for years.