The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #171205   Message #4140488
Posted By: GUEST,Felipa
28-Apr-22 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: audience singing along in concert
Subject: RE: audience singing along in concert
One thing I enjoy about Zoom sessions is that when I am muted, I can freely sing along. And doing so reinforces my memory of lyrics. At an in-person I would mainly sing along with choruses, only sometimes very quietly with verses.

The story of Eliza Carthy's unfortunate experience at a Peggy Seeger concert and of Keberoxu's experience bringing friends to a Martin Carthy, reminds me of a time I attended a Peggy Seeger concert in a theatre and a person next to me was complaining to her neighbours about how badly Peggy sang "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." The complainer was wanting the Roberta Flack rendition. Her criticism of Peggy Seeger's singing was terrible to me because I knew that Ewan MacColl wrote the song about Peggy, something the critiquer probably was unaware of. I also had the experience of a couple next to me making disparaging remarks about Joe Heaney's singing when he took his turn on stage at a concert which featured other more popular-type Irish singers and musicians.