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Thread #117966   Message #2545808
Posted By: BB
22-Jan-09 - 04:13 AM
Thread Name: Grace Notes(UK group)-tell me about them
Subject: RE: Grace Notes(UK group)-tell me about them
Helen Hockenhull used to be a member of Muckram Wakes with her then husband Roger Watson, amongst others, then a member of New Victory Band, also with Roger - that was back in the '70s. After that she worked with Susie Adams, another member of New Victory, and then wife of John Adams, Mudcat member and EFDSS spokesperson on here until recently (I believe he's had to retire from the EFDSS National Executive having served his time).

Linda Hardcastle is a member of the Bacca Pipes Folk Club in Keighley, W. Yorks., as are they all.

Grace Notes has been going for a good few years now, and the group is never less than superb. A wonderful blending of voices, imaginative and beautiful arrangements, with judicious use of keyboard, flute and percussion - stunning! I never tire of hearing them. Oh, and no airy-fairy girly voices - definitely strong women!

Don't know if they ever cross the pond - they're a bit restricted as Helen and Linda both have day jobs.