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Robin & Barry Dransfield

Vin2 10 Jun 10 - 08:57 AM
GUEST,Ed 10 Jun 10 - 09:09 AM
theleveller 10 Jun 10 - 09:48 AM
Will Fly 10 Jun 10 - 09:55 AM
RTim 10 Jun 10 - 09:57 AM
GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser) 10 Jun 10 - 10:10 AM
pavane 10 Jun 10 - 10:25 AM
Will Fly 10 Jun 10 - 10:29 AM
Paul Davenport 10 Jun 10 - 11:15 AM
Vic Smith 10 Jun 10 - 11:54 AM
Edthefolkie 10 Jun 10 - 05:17 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 10 Jun 10 - 06:23 PM
GUEST 10 Jun 10 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Guest - Jim Younger 10 Jun 10 - 08:04 PM
Dave Hanson 11 Jun 10 - 02:50 AM
brezhnev 11 Jun 10 - 03:59 AM
GUEST,Ray 11 Jun 10 - 04:42 AM
Dave Sutherland 11 Jun 10 - 04:46 AM
Singing Referee 11 Jun 10 - 05:12 PM
Paul Burke 11 Jun 10 - 06:08 PM
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Subject: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Vin2
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 08:57 AM

Did you know this year marks 40 years (1970 - correct me i'm wrong) since the release of 'The Rout of The Blues' ? Wow amazing, don't time fly.

I was blown away when i first bought it (still have the vinyl) and class it as one to the best folk albums ever, brilliant harmonies, playing fiddle / guitar and songs too.

Definately on a par with 'Liege & Lief', 'No Roses', 'Morris On' in my opinion. What d'ya think ?


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 09:09 AM

What d'ya think ?

I find that 'What d'ya think' is an exceptionally ugly turn of phrase. Try writing in English please.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: theleveller
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 09:48 AM

"Try writing in English please. "

If you're going to be pedantic, that should read:

Try writing in English, please.
Or
Please try writing in English.

Anyway, back to the thread. Yes, it's certainly a great album - I recently bought a copy on CD. I knew Robin and Barry back in the mid-60s when they used to come to our folk club in Bridlington and we went to theirs in Harrogate. At that time, they were playing a lot of American stuff and one (can never remember which) taught me how to frail banjo properly. Really nice blokes and great musicians.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Will Fly
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 09:55 AM

Still have my original copy - and I still listen to it regularly. Wonderful stuff with, for me, the best version of "Scarborough Fair" I've ever heard.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: RTim
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 09:57 AM

I can remember when they came to the club in Banbury.
I think they would still be standing and talking to this day - if I hadn't taken their gear down the stairs to their van!!!

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 10:10 AM

I remember hearing them for the first time at a folk festival at Syon Park in Brentford in 1971. I was 14 at the time. Absolutely astonished. Bought 'Lord Of All I Behold' by mail order soon after, though I never got the first one. That was a great record as well - it's been rather overshadowed by the first one. Unfairly, I think, but that's just my opinion. I believe Barry is now living in Hastings making and repairing fiddles. What's Robin up to?


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: pavane
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 10:25 AM

I also have the vinyl. Shame it was Bulmerised.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Will Fly
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 10:29 AM

I'm told that Barry was living in Hastings but is now living in France.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Paul Davenport
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 11:15 AM

Just listened to it in the car this afternoon. Amazing to think its 40 years old. It would stand up as a performance alongside many modern offerings and not sound dated.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 11:54 AM

Mike wrote
I'm told that Barry was living in Hastings but is now living in France.

In a fairly isolated valley in Brittany with only a few houses in it. Another in the valley is occupied by Trevor Bennett ex- Gas Mark 5


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 05:17 PM

"Rout of the Blues" is a truly wonderful, nay seminal, album and they are both fantastic guys (even if they did er, fight a bit once upon a time). I remember a female flatmate whispering "It's Heathcliff!" when Barry walked onstage around 1973, talk about charisma.....

The Free Reed "Up to Now" compilation is a very good introduction to both Dransfields, and Barry's fairly recent "Unruly" and "Wings of the Sphinx" are great too. Think you can get all of 'em off the web one way or another. I believe Barry's site shop redirects you to a record company site now he's in Bretagne - he used to flog and pack the CD's himself when he was in Hastings.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 06:23 PM

You could try here:

http://www.spinneyrecords.co.uk/index.php?page=artists

The house where Foyle (of Foyle's War) lives is only a couple of doors down from where Barry was, two houses ago.

I think Robin's in Cornwall, repairing fiddle bows - good at it too, from what I hear.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 06:50 PM

Shouldn't that be: 'Waddya think?'


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: GUEST,Guest - Jim Younger
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 08:04 PM

Yes, a wonderful record, a real classic. Such a tight brother duo, the Dransfields were. Nice people, too.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 02:50 AM

Of course they are nice people, they are Yorkshiremen.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: brezhnev
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 03:59 AM

england's answer to the everly brothers and the kings of country 'n' north-eastern! can't think of a single thing they've recorded that i don't love. at last there's a discography of their records on the web - on reinhard zierke's great site.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 04:42 AM

Not to forget Barry's cameo appearance in "The Bounty".


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 04:46 AM

We gave them their first work in the North East at The Royal Turf, Felling on Tyne back in 1969 just after my 21st.
Yes time does fly!!


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Singing Referee
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 05:12 PM

I took a copy of "Rout of The Blues" as my fee for the residency the first night they appeared at The Hop Poles in Enfield. Still play the tape I recorded from the vinyl in the car. Got "Lord of All I Behold" when they came back.


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Subject: RE: Robin & Barry Dransfield
From: Paul Burke
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 06:08 PM

Where did they get that Dartington mock- mediaeval thing?


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