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Thread #140039 Message #3612352
Posted By: GUEST,Geoff Martin
24-Mar-14 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: Shortwaveband (UK band)
Subject: RE: Shortwaveband (UK band)
Good heavens! Just found this. I played very dodgy flute on this with my mate John Rose. He used a converted Hardanger-style fiddle... an idea he got from Stuart Gordon. They lived near us at Combe Down Bath, and when we bumped into them on a local gig they invited us to play at a new folk-club they were starting up at the Viaduct Hotel, Monkton Combe. The club could only operate on a Sunday morning and was called the 'Sunday Joint'... mostly inhabited by Bath trendies. As far as I recall the album used up some left-over cash and was recorded in straight takes using two condenser mics.
The Shortwaveband's usual live set was great fun and consisted of crazy songs and well-known folk tunes played in a most un-traditional style!