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Thread #125083 Message #2767777
Posted By: GUEST,Chris Murray
17-Nov-09 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: fRoots albums poll
Subject: RE: fRoots albums poll
Lunasa are instrumental and they're pretty good.
I think that one compromise is to have a singer with the band who isn't always on stage - like DeDannan did. Many singers started their careers with this band. Also the Chieftains have guest singers - we saw Mary Hopkin with them once - and very good she was too.
Also - Mawkin were a successful instrumental group who expanded their appeal by joining up with Jim Causley, who had a good fanbase himself.