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Joyful english folk musicians

GUEST,Tim 02 Mar 11 - 07:08 AM
Continuity Jones 02 Mar 11 - 07:56 AM
DebC 02 Mar 11 - 08:16 AM
Dave Hanson 02 Mar 11 - 08:20 AM
Les in Chorlton 02 Mar 11 - 08:21 AM
Surreysinger 02 Mar 11 - 08:34 AM
Alan Day 02 Mar 11 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,PeterC 02 Mar 11 - 09:26 AM
Waddon Pete 02 Mar 11 - 09:43 AM
The Sandman 02 Mar 11 - 09:50 AM
GUEST,mg 02 Mar 11 - 10:31 AM
Richard Bridge 02 Mar 11 - 01:45 PM
Little Robyn 02 Mar 11 - 01:49 PM
GUEST,Tim 02 Mar 11 - 03:22 PM
GUEST,folkiedave 02 Mar 11 - 03:49 PM
Tootler 02 Mar 11 - 07:52 PM
GUEST,GUEST, Mark Bluemel 03 Mar 11 - 06:02 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 03 Mar 11 - 06:22 AM
Mo the caller 03 Mar 11 - 11:44 AM
Dave the Gnome 03 Mar 11 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,Seonaid 03 Mar 11 - 07:46 PM
JohnH 04 Mar 11 - 05:24 PM
Tradsinger 05 Mar 11 - 05:44 AM
Acorn4 05 Mar 11 - 07:07 AM
Les in Chorlton 05 Mar 11 - 07:47 AM
Acorn4 05 Mar 11 - 08:23 AM
GUEST,Ken Brock 05 Mar 11 - 10:49 AM
Speedwell 05 Mar 11 - 11:27 AM
GUEST,Jim Redfern 05 Mar 11 - 12:40 PM
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Subject: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 07:08 AM

I'm thinking of buying some english folk music, but I don't really know what to buy. I do like joyful songs, where the text is more or less important, it should at least be heard. Especially folk. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Continuity Jones
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 07:56 AM

June Tabor is known for her cheerful personality.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: DebC
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 08:16 AM

John Roberts and Tony Barrand

Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 08:20 AM

Copper Family, The Watersons, Wilson Family, all good joyous mainly English songs.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 08:21 AM

You can't beat good tunes:

The Boat Band

Or The Duncan Mcfarlane Band


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Surreysinger
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 08:34 AM

Continuity Jones - naughty! For shame!! {grins}


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Alan Day
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:06 AM

The Threlfall Sisters have a joyful sound. I have really enjoyed their album
Al


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:26 AM

Start with one or two complation albums like this one


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:43 AM

Hello Guest Tim,

Your best bet would be to listen to some English folk radio programmes and pod casts and listen to what is on offer. You can then select the artistes who tick your boxes. A little work with the search engine will turn up a cornucopia of folk to listen too!

Good hunting,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:50 AM

http://www.dickmiles.com


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 10:31 AM

Jiggery Pokery out of Victoria BC was great..English..they are disbanded I believe but might have CDs out. mg


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 01:45 PM

You might like to try Jon Loomes first CD. He is grossly underrated.
Brian Peters has a wicked way with mostly trad English song.
The all-time best fiery English folk harmonies were the Young Tradition. Their earliest stuff is best. The Watersons are gorgeous but more eclectic in their influences and sometimes sound ecclesiastical and sometimes American in their harmonies. More Barbershoppy were Jinx's Stack. Some of the early Ramskyte is fine but they got much too God-bothering for me later on. Coope Boyes and Simpson sing enormous harmonies but are more contemporary. The Claque are greatly to be recommended. Copper Family are wonderful but might be a bit of a shock for a first bath. I should know (but don't) if Capella (yes, that is how they spell it, I take the piss out of them a lot about that) have any recordings available but if they have I would recommend them - and their 3-piece with Mike Nicholson although again a bit ecclesiastical sounding in the harmonies.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Little Robyn
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 01:49 PM

If you want a laugh, try the Kipper Family.
There's a web site here.

Robyn


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 03:22 PM

Hello everybody!
I'm really overwhelmed! I never thought that I'd get this much tips!
I'm very grateful, and I'll check them all up. Thank you very much!

Tim


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,folkiedave
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 03:49 PM


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Tootler
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 07:52 PM

Magpie Lane - very much English traditional. Ian Giles (lead vocal), Andy Turner (Anglo Concertina & vocal), Mat Green (Fiddle) have been constant members but the band has ranged in size from five to seven members, one of which has always been a cellist.

Their albums have always been an mix of traditional songs and tunes. Mostly English, but usually something from elsewhere in the British Isles as well.

Website


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,GUEST, Mark Bluemel
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 06:02 AM

Continuity Jones said
"June Tabor is known for her cheerful personality"

Indeed. I'd suggest listening to her, Chris Wood and The Unthanks for for an evening of fun, frolics and uproarious laughter.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 06:22 AM

The best of it you'll find in the archives of the traditional singers which no one here has seen fit to mention yet. Harry Cox, Sam Larner et al. For all its faults, VOTP remains utterly joyful as a piece of listening.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Mo the caller
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 11:44 AM

What about Shanties. Johnny Collins & Jim Mcgean were excellent, and recorded lots.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 05:36 PM

Just in case you didn't know there is no such thing as joyful English folk musicians. They are all a miserable, cliqueish bunch with only the repression of true joy on their minds. They are the folk police and anything that is happy, or even slightly above morose, is to be frowned, and stamped upon. Or better still drowned at birth. The only joyful folk are those who do not have anything to do with folk music, folk clubs, the folk media or the English. They are, preferably, American singer songwriters or pop stars.

Mind you, once I have had my medication I find Blackbeards Tea Party particularly grin inspiring; Stanley Accrington side-splittingly incisive and even the old Stalwart Maddy Prior a joy to hear, see and dance along with.

Now, if uyou would excuse me I must get back to perfomimg trad folk and torturing kittens...

:D

(Don't worry, Tim. It's my time of month.)


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,Seonaid
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 07:46 PM

Very few who perform "trad" specialize in either bouncy or morose selections; most offer some of everything. Many artists sell through websites like CDBaby.com, where there are reviews that may give you some sense of the "feel" of each of their tracks. So combing and culling amongst the single-issue items (hooray for MP3!) can yield good returns.
It's all a crapshoot, of course. But as a hint, some of us older folks have lost youth's fascination with love and death, and are known to enjoy just having fun.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: JohnH
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 05:24 PM

Thanks to GUEST,Suibhne Astray.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Tradsinger
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 05:44 AM

Puzzlejug - look no farther.


http://www.puzzlejug.co.uk/

Tradsinger


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Acorn4
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 07:07 AM

June Tabor appears on one of the Guide Cats CDs doing Les Barker's "Get a Long Little Doggie" (about buying a dachshund) and it's one of the funniest tracks on the album - made me see her in a new light.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 07:47 AM

Come to The Beech, Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9EG.

Joyful Tunes Session every 2nd & 4th Wednesday and more or less joyful songs 1st & 3rd. A disproportionate number of people die in songs but we generally lift the atmosphere with songs of beer and lust, I think

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Acorn4
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 08:23 AM

Now the Spinners - they were well capable of a high death count with smiles upon their faces!


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 10:49 AM

The Ian Campbell Folk Group


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: Speedwell
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 11:27 AM

For my money Beggars' Velvet take some beating - Dave Webber and Company.


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Subject: RE: Joyful english folk musicians
From: GUEST,Jim Redfern
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 12:40 PM

Amen,Richard Bridge.The Claque are joyous in sound and in their stage act.


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