The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157386   Message #3714835
Posted By: Jack Campin
06-Jun-15 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Still wondering what's folk these days?
Subject: RE: Still wondering what's folk these days?
Kathleen Ferrier of course recorded a magnificent version of Blow the Wind Southerly

It's mannered, bizarre and inspired a generation of crappy sanitized performances of traditional songs...

It certainly propelled it into the repertoire of many a choir those.

Chaney is far more idiomatic.

My mother was a Kathleen Ferrier fan (she had a vaguely similar voice). I found her utterly offputting and my father's taste in singers (the Glasgow Orpheus Choir, Peter Dawson and Inia Te Wiata) didn't do much more for me. I didn't get traditional song till I heard Jean Ritchie.