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Thread #138935 Message #3182268
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
06-Jul-11 - 05:11 AM
Thread Name: Kipling with the Tradition
Subject: Kipling with the Tradition
For our Special Project at this year's Fylde Festival we'll be doing a show entitled Bellamy : Kipling with the Tradition which will be exactly what it says on the tin - a programme of gleaming new renditions of Peter Bellamy's settings of the poems of Rudyard Kipling, newly interpreted but with direct reference to the original performances - and in some cases (we hope!) they will be direct covers of one or two classics (The Liner She's a Lady especially and last night's unrecorded rendering of Frankie's Trade turned out to be quite a cringing hommage to Jon Boden's version on the Oak Ash Thorn album).
In the build-up to the show, we'll be documenting the Progress on-line with a free & fully downloadable Soundcloud Page linked to its sister on Facebook.
We began last night with a smattering of false starts and rollicking renderings, but only one when the mics were switched on: a rendering of A Tree Song (AD 1200) (AKA Oak, Ash & Thorn) which takes it back to Bellamy's original Wassailing feel. The lead is sung by Ross Campbell with harmonies by Rapunzel & Sedayne. More to follow anon, and updates to follow, so - do please watch this space, enjoy the recordings & hopefully see you at the show in a few weeks time!