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Thread #109916   Message #2309840
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
08-Apr-08 - 04:06 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
I can't see any great contradiction between Jim Eldon and Eliza Carthy. Each is an excellent, self-taught musician who puts great store on presentation: Jim always dresses up for a gig because he believes his audience deserves it and Eliza does the same with an array of jolly nice boots and hair hues.

You'd get a better contrast by citing that violinist who operated midway between the two on the Yorkshire coast in Scarborough, Max Jaffa and his oh so smooth trio.

Both are consummately "professional" and I'd never say Eliza wasn't "rough": she can do rough when she wants, she plays for ritual sword dance and even called an album Rough Music. I have a more-or-less equal amount of material on my shelves from both of them.