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Thread #41879   Message #608833
Posted By: Judy Predmore
13-Dec-01 - 01:47 AM
Thread Name: Graeme Miles -Songbook Launch
Subject: RE: Graeme Miles -Songbook Launch
Nutty, I kept a thread on my personal page where you mentioned Graeme's upcoming book exactly a year ago, & you promised to keep us informed. Thanks for keeping your promise!

I went to the Holmfirth Festival this year, all the way from Boston USA, to see Martyn perform Graeme's songs & buy the CD, and to meet Graeme & buy his book. Of course I was disappointed that the book wasn't available, but not surprised - I've been to many a CD launch where the CD wasn't available, so at least I got the CD & of course it's wonderful!

And I was delighted to meet Graeme, & Robin Dale, such nice people! Also met Martyn's "band" Irish Bishop & Gary Holder. And I went to the Wilsons' folk club in Wolviston & met 3 of the Wilson brothers. Meeting & hearing all these people, was the highlight of my trip. Such wonderful music! Since Martyn's the only one that crosses the pond, I guess I'll just have to cross again myself. I didn't get to hear Graeme or Robin sing, so I hope to meet up with them at a festival this summer, at a pub singaround or something. I hear Graeme isn't a "songbird", but there's always something very special about hearing the songwriter sing their own song. Especially a songwriter like Graeme. So many of his songs will be sung for many, many years... I already sing 6 of his songs, & I want to learn more... I'm so happy to hear his book will be out shortly...