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Thread #4982   Message #28257
Posted By: steve t
14-May-98 - 02:05 AM
Thread Name: Eric Bogle parodies
Subject: RE: Eric Bogle parodies
I saw him in Wakefield, Quebec, about a half hour drive north of Ottawa. Beautiful weather too. I'm glad he saw it.

His tour dates can be found at:

I see that he was in Albany 2 days before. It's a pretty hectic tour -- lots of dates close together. He says he hopes to come back in 2000 to get away from the olympics.

Nobody was interested in singing any parodies during the break (sigh), and I thought the base drum, used on about a third of the songs, was WAY too loud, but still, it was really neat to see what the guy who wrote so many great songs was like. He wrote Leaving the Land too. Wow. And he sang Leaving Nancy -- even better than Neville, a local folkie, sings it, and I've always thought Neville's version was as perfect as a song could get.