The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161498   Message #3839938
Posted By: akenaton
19-Feb-17 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Al puts it best.....the magic has gone.   and I'm not JUST an old fart, love to listen to people like Brendan Power who has shaped traditional music in a GOOD way, he has found a new way of presenting trad without bleaching it or twisting it out of recognition. Everything he plays has a magical content. Archie Fisher is one of the old brigade, but still can give his songs the breath of life
Windward Away can actually bring tears to my old dimming eyes.

The old performances do not fail with time, go back and listen to what we heard in the sixties, with the exception of a few which did become hackneyed the magic is still there in the life and performance.