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Perfect Present for a Father into Folk

GUEST,Yulie Tide 17 Dec 09 - 12:25 PM
The Villan 17 Dec 09 - 12:29 PM
GUEST 17 Dec 09 - 12:36 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 17 Dec 09 - 12:38 PM
GUEST 17 Dec 09 - 12:39 PM
The Villan 17 Dec 09 - 12:44 PM
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GUEST,Lizzie Cornish - what happened to my cookie? 17 Dec 09 - 12:50 PM
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Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 17 Dec 09 - 12:57 PM
The Villan 17 Dec 09 - 01:10 PM
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open mike 17 Dec 09 - 01:12 PM
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Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 17 Dec 09 - 01:19 PM
Dave Sutherland 17 Dec 09 - 02:07 PM
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Subject: BS: Perfect Present for a Father in to Folk
From: GUEST,Yulie Tide
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:25 PM

I am trying to get a Christmas present for my Dad who loves folk, of the traditional English variety. For the last 3 years I don't think he has really liked my presents and am keen to get him something that will make him happy. Does anyone have any ideas at all? I'm keen to hand him something on the day, so I would need to buy it in person. I am based in London.

Best wishes and thanks for reading so far!

Yulie Tide xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:29 PM

Thats a very big question, especially as he might already have lots of Traditional English CD's

Do you know what he has already? Who are his favourite performers in the Folk world?


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Subject: RE: BS: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:36 PM

I'm not sure what he has already but I think he likes performers like The Copper Family, Martin Carthy and The Waterson's. Does that help at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:38 PM

Maybe you should get him a pole dancer who loves folk? ;0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:39 PM

Am not sure my Mum would be all that keen on that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:44 PM

Have a look at this website and click on the albums link. Her probably would like one of those if he hasn't already got one.

http://www.watersoncarthy.com/

Where abouts are you living in the UK?


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:45 PM

In London.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:45 PM

Ooops sorry - was a bit trigger happy then. Thank you very much for the link.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:45 PM

Correction

Have a look at this website and click on the albums link. He probably would like one of those if he hasn't already got one.

http://www.watersoncarthy.com/

Where abouts are you living in the UK?


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:46 PM

Thanks very much!


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:46 PM

LOL I said Her instead of He :-)


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:47 PM

You will have to secretly raid his CD collection and see if he has any :-)


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:48 PM

Lol Villan - I think the poor lass has said 'London' about three times now!


Err, does he go to folk clubs or festivals? Is he a tankard touting beardy type?

Does he sing or play music? Does he like to watch DVD's or read books?


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish - what happened to my cookie?
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:50 PM

"Am not sure my Mum would be all that keen on that!"

Oh well, you could get her the same, but one of those chappies instead. Do chaps pole dance? Whole new thread here..Whoa!

'Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed' by Show of Hands, that'll go down almost as well as the pole dancer! :0)


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:50 PM

Oooh the Waterson/Carthy link looks great. Thanks too Crow Sister. He is a singer and goes to a lot of folk clubs. He likes DVD's and books too. He also has a beard!


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 12:57 PM

London based? You could have a browse at Hobgoblin

Web shop here: Hobgoblin on the web


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 01:10 PM

Go for Waterson Carthy, I don't think you could go wrong with that.

Crow sister - I know. I need to go to the opticians LOL


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 01:12 PM

I love this song by them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmtEy_2rv3Y


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: open mike
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 01:12 PM

GET HIM A MEMBERSHIP IN MUDCAT...IT'S FREE!!


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 01:16 PM

Don't do that, you will never get him off the PC

Maybe you could buy him a ticket to see WatersonCarthy live in London.

They are brilliant live.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 01:19 PM

Topic records is another place worth looking at (though I find the website not very user friendly). In fact they've got a box set on offer now: Mighty River of Song


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 02:07 PM

See above - the Topic presentation set "Three Score and Ten" looks mighty.
I certainly hope all the massive hints that I have dropped regarding it have been noted!


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 02:55 PM

If you are rich then you could always buy him the Bronson set. If poorer then the abridged version would be very acceptable.

Blessings
Rhiannon
(who has bought the set for Mick for Christmas)


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 03:03 PM

I was going to suggest either Threescore and Ten or the Watersons' Mighty River of Song. Both are excellent. Also a great gift is The Carthy Chronicles, which tracks the many incarnations of Martin Carthy over the years.

The Carthy Chronicles at Free Reed


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 03:03 PM

I am going to tell him Rhiannon LOL :-)

Hope you and Mick have a very nice Christmas Rhiannon.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 03:18 PM

Zany Mouse, Yeah - a traddy singing folkie, would really dig the Bronson set! Maybe one day I'll get it myself? Meanwhile I make do with scavenging traditional songs from YouTube uploads and blagged copies of this and that... which I feel is rather in the spirit of folk music at least.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 07:35 AM

Thank you all so much for these great suggestions. Three Score and Ten is my favourite song that he sings. I also love the idea of getting him tickets to a live show. I might then even manage to drag him down to see me!

I will report back on the outcome!

Thanks again and happy, happy Christmas,

Lxxx


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: theleveller
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 07:47 AM

I would suggest a Lowden Richard Thompson Signature Model guitar - and it he doesn't like it, he can give it to me.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 08:33 AM

I've just had a look for the Bronson set and can't seem to find it anywhere! Does anyone know where I might be able to track it down?


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Gedi
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 08:39 AM

In my opinion, one of the Mary Humpries and Anahata CD's would make an excellent gift. They are two of the most underrated perfomers around I think.

I would like to recommend the Floating Verses album for some really beautiful traditional English songs.

try this Mary H & Anahata

cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 08:49 AM

I was going to suggest a Connor C/G Anglo concertina but leveller beat me to it!

Seriously though, albums aside how about an instrument? OK - lots are too dear but a whistle or mouth organ? I have a triangle on my wish list! Not enough triangulation in folk clubs nowadays:-)

Cheers

DeG


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: theleveller
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 09:03 AM

Good idea, David, how about this:

whistle kit


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: theleveller
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 09:09 AM

Actually, here is something any self-respecting trad folkie will love:

http://www.murphyofireland.com/aran-sweaters.php


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 09:45 AM

Here's one place selling them: Bronson


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 09:53 AM

Lisa Knapp (I'll get me coat)


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Gurney
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 02:31 PM

How about the CD of Bob Fox and Stu Luckley 'Nowt so Good'll Pass,'
as a stocking-filler anyway. Chas and Dave should cheer any Londoner up, too.
I wouldn't like to be without mine.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Villan
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 03:55 PM

He could come and see Mary and Anahata at Faldingworth Live

http://www.faldingworthlive.co.uk/Saturday%20January%209th%202010.html


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: The Doctor
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 04:32 AM

Being a father who is into traditional folk, a performer, with a beard, a daughter living in London, and being also interested in books and DVDs, I could almost be this relative, thought I'm certain it's not me. 'Three Score and Ten' is one of my favourite songs but that was not the reason I put the Topic set on my Christmas list. I have a large collection of CDs, including Waterson/Carthy, Mary Humphries, Bob Fox, and I recently bought Bronson on CD. So on that basis I would say that all the suggestions made here are spot on.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Folkiedave
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 06:02 AM

Go for the Topic set. Around £40.00 on Amazon.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 06:14 AM

Agree with Dave buy on line I was quoted £56 in one High Street store.


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 08:21 AM

Thanks so, so much everyone! I'm going to hit the shops now!


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Subject: RE: Perfect Present for a Father into Folk
From: Bert
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 01:16 AM

The best present of all - learn and sing some folk songs for him. And make a CD so he can keep them.


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