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Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast

GUEST,Twickfolk 18 Jan 11 - 05:01 AM
Bainbo 18 Jan 11 - 05:06 AM
Noreen 18 Jan 11 - 05:15 AM
Backwoodsman 18 Jan 11 - 06:06 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Jan 11 - 06:11 AM
Backwoodsman 18 Jan 11 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,Gail 18 Jan 11 - 08:17 AM
GUEST,johnadams sans cookie 18 Jan 11 - 08:32 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Jan 11 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,padgett 18 Jan 11 - 12:06 PM
Backwoodsman 18 Jan 11 - 12:10 PM
GUEST,Dom Bonito 18 Jan 11 - 12:13 PM
Les in Chorlton 18 Jan 11 - 12:28 PM
GUEST,grumpy 18 Jan 11 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Guest 18 Jan 11 - 09:52 PM
GUEST,HairyKiore 18 Jan 11 - 10:33 PM
GUEST,GUEST, Mark Bluemel 19 Jan 11 - 06:40 AM
Bonzo3legs 19 Jan 11 - 07:59 AM
GUEST,Henryp 19 Jan 11 - 06:08 PM
sian, west wales 19 Jan 11 - 06:23 PM
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Subject: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,Twickfolk
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 05:01 AM

Earlier today (just before 9am)....talking about folk music no less.

Exclusively revealing that Donovan will be getting a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming BBC Folk Awards. Exciting news eh?

It was a shame that the interview was conducted by Bill Turnbull....you'd have to go a long way before unearthing a bigger musical numskull than our Bill !

Lovely to see those old Top of the Pops clips though (especially dear old Isaac Guillory backing Barbara on 'January February'). It's ten years now since Isaac died and (and I still haven't seen anyone to match his artistry as a musician and guitarist)


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Bainbo
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 05:06 AM

She's on Woman's Hour, on BBC Radio 4 at the moment, talking about her love of folk music.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Noreen
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 05:15 AM

Nice to hear her again- and Bridge over Trouble Water with simple guitar accompaniment was lovely.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 06:06 AM

I remember her coming to The Bothy FC, Gainsborough, back in the late 60's or early 70's (those years all merge into a hazy mush nowadays), when she was booked for fifteen quid. She was very young, very stage-frightened, and very good.

A real Star. And she's an adopted Yellowbelly too!


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 06:11 AM

You scouse name-droppers. I remember Willy when he was a hairdesser. B D brilliant singer does them old songs a treat

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 07:33 AM

Saywhat, Les? Even a Mancunian should know that Liverpool's not in Lincolnshire! :-) :-)


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,Gail
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 08:17 AM

"Exclusively revealing that Donovan will be getting a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming BBC Folk Awards. Exciting news eh?"

To be honest, I'm a bit underwhelmed by that.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,johnadams sans cookie
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 08:32 AM

I took the 'exciting news' comment as sardonic, but I too am totally underwhelmed by Donovan's award. OK, he's done a bit for charity and seems to have carried on some sort of musical career but there are scores of people on Mudcat who've done more for British folk over the years than he has. I'd be interested to hear arguments for the award if there are any.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 11:45 AM

Sorry Mr Backwoodsman,

lazy reading of your post saw only The Bothy and I assumed Southport which as all scousers know is actually part of Liverpool - well, more or less.

Cheers
L in C#


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 12:06 PM

Barbara has been busy on Radio Scotland too of late and is I believe keen to revisit her roots in Burns and Scottish songs

I enjoyed her "spot" on TV this am and sticking up for folk music and plugging Mike H and the folk awards

Whatever you think about our coverage on the BBC (English folk in particular) I am pleased for her input

Again English folk takes a second spot to even radio coverage compared with BBC Alba, RTE, Radio Ulster, Welsh and BBC Radio Scotland in the traditional music scen

I can listen to all these stations, by the way!
Ray


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 12:10 PM

No problemo Les, we all get confused occasionally! (I'm confused all the time!) :-)


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,Dom Bonito
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 12:13 PM

So Donovan is getting a Lifetime Achievement award. What exactly has he achieved and in whose lifetime did he achieve it? Perhaps it's a joke. Or ironic. Or something.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 12:28 PM

Les said the better .................... geddit?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,grumpy
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 12:42 PM

Isaac Guillory - whew, great guitarist and possibly the only musician on the folk scene (or anywhere?) to have been born at Guantanamo Bay!


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 09:52 PM

Re the Donovan thing.

When you are in bed with the media, as those behind the so called "folk" awards are then you have to drag in the sort-of folkies that even those numbskulls might have heard of.

Sad but unfortunately true.

I agree with John Adams that there are lots of people who have done far more for traditional folk music over the years than most of those receiving awards at the present time.

Hey Padgett (on a different and lighter note) - if you can get all those programmes, how come you have time for anything else. And of course you can always get ClareFM "The West Wind" each weekday evening at 7pm GMT via the Interweb, now that really is folk music!


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,HairyKiore
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 10:33 PM

Would be great to see any footage of Isaac Guillory...Pity I live in the other side of the world...


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,GUEST, Mark Bluemel
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 06:40 AM

HairyKiore - there's a fair amount of Isaac to be found on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 07:59 AM

Donovan's award - well deserved.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST,Henryp
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 06:08 PM

I too admired both Barbara Dickson and Isaac Guillory.

There was another successful folk artist who was born in Cuba. In 1925 Cliff Hall of The Spinners was born in Oriente Province, which borders the enclave of Guantanamo Bay. Sadly, he too is now dead.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: sian, west wales
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 06:23 PM

RE: the Woman' Hour interview, I thought Jane Garvey (the host) was apalling! Talk about patronizing (at best) she couldn't believe that someone of Barbara Dickson's standing would want to "do" folk music. BD handled it all very well and put JG in her place - nicely - once or twice.

A few quot

"Why do you love folk music so much? Because I have to say it clearly isn't for everybody, and this is a relatively hard core folk album, isn't it?" and ...

"I guess people might be puzzled – maybe it's just me who's puzzled – because you can do SO many other things" and ...

"But after all these years, why is folk such a hard sell? " to which BD replies, "Maybe because it's good … (snip) ... folk music is fab"

So typical of BBC these days!

sian


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson on BBC Breakfast
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 05:13 AM

Thought Barbara Dickson was fantastic on both Women's Hour and BBC Breakfast where she had to deal with some pretty patronising and silly questions about her passion for folk music.

Fortunately, Dickson is an articulate and intelligent woman and dealt with it all very well. I was almost cheering when she told Jane Garvey (Women's Hour) "I don't care that not everybody loves it, my mission is to make more people like it.'

Never mind Donovan, its about time the folk community honoured Barbara Dickson!

One of the best singers to emerge from the folk revival of the late 60s, Dickson has done more than most to introduce mainstream audiences to traditional music and her recent collaboration with Troy Donockley has produced some of the best music of her long career


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