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Thread #87396   Message #2645415
Posted By: BK Lick
01-Jun-09 - 05:35 AM
Thread Name: Happy! – Dec 20 (Enoch Kent)
Subject: RE: Happy! – Dec 20 (Enoch Kent)
Happy to refresh this thread, I saw this lovely man for the first time last night
at Bill's Blues Bar in Evanston, IL. It was grand. The following is from the concert
advert, which was lifted from his website.
Canadian Folk Music Award winner: Traditional Singer of the Year
OCFF Songs From the Heart Award winner

Scotland born and now Canada-based, this legendary interpreter and songsmith's
love of traditional music was first inspired by his family. His father played
the concertina, and popular songs, Scottish songs and old-time favourites were
often sung at home. After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in sculpture
and ceramics, In the 1950s, Enoch formed the traditional Scottish group, The
Reivers. The group researched the history, lyrics and music of Scottish folk
songs, which were published by The Scotsman. Scottish Television then signed the
young band to perform these old songs weekly to a new and ever-widening
audience. Later. Together, these live shows, wide television exposure and their
steadfast commitment to promote traditional music were instrumental in the
Scottish folk music revival that took place in the 1950s and 1960s.

At 70 years young, Enoch made up for lost time with his return to the studio and
the release of four outstanding CDs on the Canadian indie label Second Avenue
Records: "I'm A Workin' Chap" (2002), "Love, Lust & Loathing" (2003), "For The
Women" (2005), and "I'm A Rover" (2006). Enoch just released his 5th CD, "One
More Round" on Borealis Records. These albums garnered rave reviews, extensive
airplay, a Canadian Folk Music Award, Ontario Council of Folk Festivals' Songs
From the Heart Award, and tour opportunities across Canada, the US, and UK.

A very special concert!
I could only stay for the first hour and I can't remember everything he sang (I'm older
than Enoch, for heaven's sake) but I know for sure he did these:
Tales Of A Favourite Lass
Itches In Me Britches (I Wish They'd Do It Now)
Green Eyes
The Licht Bob's Lassie (I Know Where I'm Going)
Finnegan's Wake
A Wee Drappie O't
The Dancing Fool
Christmas Comes But Once a Year (parody of Mary's Boy Child)