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Thread #45493 Message #675601
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
24-Mar-02 - 07:45 PM
Thread Name: Marais and Miranda Documentary
Subject: RE: Marais and Miranda Documentary
We shared the stages at one of the old Berkeley Festivals. Marais and Miranda were charming people. I thought they were,onstage, a bit formal and showmanlike- but I credited that to their being from an (almost)earlier generation, when most performers presented folk music formally (Richard Dyer-Bennett, JJ Niles and others used to wear tuxedos, always had printed programs, etc. If they didn't, they wouldn't be invited onto those stages in that time period). I remember that in my younger days as a traditional singer, I usually got asked to do programs at colleges by the Sociology Department- NEVER by the Music Department!