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Thousands of people at folk festivals.

GUEST,Jim Easby. 05 Jun 09 - 09:10 PM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Jun 09 - 09:11 PM
Effsee 05 Jun 09 - 10:41 PM
Declan 06 Jun 09 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 06 Jun 09 - 05:18 AM
Les in Chorlton 06 Jun 09 - 07:27 AM
Declan 07 Jun 09 - 07:19 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 07 Jun 09 - 08:51 AM
black walnut 07 Jun 09 - 09:08 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 07 Jun 09 - 10:13 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 07 Jun 09 - 11:15 AM
Declan 07 Jun 09 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 07 Jun 09 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 07 Jun 09 - 02:01 PM
Alan Day 07 Jun 09 - 05:38 PM
Paul Burke 07 Jun 09 - 06:09 PM
Declan 07 Jun 09 - 07:19 PM
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Subject: Thousans of people at folk festivals.
From: GUEST,Jim Easby.
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 09:10 PM

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and and many was at a folk Festival here in Germany, Pat Cooksey, The Bothy Band and many other briliant great bands, thousands 0f people were there, Wow. what a festival. Cooksey is the coolest, and best singer on this night,, he makes fun of a great songwriting talent. his tribute to Ronnie Drew is possibly the best folk song ever written.


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Subject: RE: Thousans of people at folk festivals.
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 09:11 PM

I'm happy to hear that so many people were there to support and enjoy the music.


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Subject: RE: Thousans of people at folk festivals.
From: Effsee
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 10:41 PM

Erm, what happened to the first part of your post Jim?
The Bothy Band?
Realy?
When did they reform?


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Declan
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 04:50 AM

I think Jim is reminiscing about the 1970s or maybe early 80s (although I think the Bothies last official gig was around 1979).


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 05:18 AM

On the other hand, tribute songs for Ronnie Drew were a bit premature at the time.


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 07:27 AM

Drink taken?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Declan
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 07:19 AM

Peter,

Why do we need to wait 'til somwbody dies to pay a tribute to them?


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 08:51 AM

Thousands? Or more?

Al


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: black walnut
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 09:08 AM

(Declan - In Toronto at Hugh's Room there are MANY tribute evenings with brilliant artists honouring living performers, for instance Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Paul Simon.....)

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 10:13 AM

Jim Easby? Yikes!

Thousands of people ARE attending folk festivals, it's true.


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 11:15 AM

'Why do we need to wait 'til somwbody dies to pay a tribute to them?'

Well, we don't. Many tributes, in song and otherwise, were rightfully paid to Ronnie Drew before his death. Tributes do however tend to be paid to older musicians with a long standing musical career behind them, Ronnie Drew hadn't reached that point during the seventies/early eighties.


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Declan
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 01:33 PM

You're probably right Peter, but the Dubliners were on the road for 20 years by 1982 - which wouold be considered to be a very long career in show biz terms - whatever about folk music.


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 01:58 PM

True, but the first big tribute, to them all, not just Ronnie Drew, only came in 1987 with a Late Late special (which RTE broadcast again last week by the way) where they were joined by every man and his dog. Even fecking Charlie Haughey came on stage to sing along with the Auld Triangle.

Ronnie Drew got his tribute song much later. And as I said, you're right, he was still alive when it came.


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 02:01 PM

Sorry that first link should have been: The Auld Triangle . Something lingered on the clipboard from another thread.


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Alan Day
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 05:38 PM

A couple of years ago GIGCB did the Leipzig Folk Festival and the enthusiasm for Folk Music and Dance was something I have not witnessed before. The Dance Workshops were attended by about two hundred and fifty dancers the Evening Dance was packed it was still crowded at two in the morning.There were a number of bands involved and all played music from various parts of Europe and most knew every dance. We were introducing new English Dances and the quality of dancing viewed from stage was just wonderful to watch.Many that were present at the workshops were explaining in minute detail the moves to the other members of the set,the result was perfection. If we launched into French or Breton Dances, no explanation was necessary,every thing was greeted and danced to perfection.The Audience consisted of all age groups,but mainly youngsters. Folk Music and Dance lives in Germany,it was a pleasure to be part of it.
Al


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Paul Burke
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 06:09 PM

Naw, yer man's right, I went to a festival last night with The Dubliners, Nic Jones, Sandy Denny, Ossian, Leon Rowsome and Ewan Mc Coll all on the bill.

Pished again.


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Subject: RE: Thousands of people at folk festivals.
From: Declan
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 07:19 PM

There's a much better (in my opinion) tribute to Ronnie available here. Click on The Bould Ronnie Drew in the song player if it doesn't start automatically.


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