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Thread #109916   Message #2305526
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
03-Apr-08 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Actually Bryan, I left out an important stage.

You heard Tower of Refuge when I sang it in the singaround at Tenterden festival. I would not have been at Tenterden if I was not a professional, so you would not have heard it and asked to cover it. And if I'd not been a professional I would also not have had a CD to give you.

I only heard you perform, I think, two songs with your trio, and I'm afraid I don't remember what they were, but I'd be glad if you could tell me that they - and the rest of your repertoire came to you untarnished by the hand, and uninfluenced by the skills of some professional somewhere.

It is a tapestry, a city, a multi-faceted shimmering wondrous thing with everybody doing their bit and equally important even if not obviously in the front line.

Not them and us. Never was, never will be, mate.