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Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!

George Papavgeris 11 Apr 11 - 09:19 PM
Desert Dancer 12 Apr 11 - 01:03 AM
Desert Dancer 12 Apr 11 - 01:12 AM
GUEST,jeff 12 Apr 11 - 02:19 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 12 Apr 11 - 04:45 AM
George Papavgeris 12 Apr 11 - 06:56 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 12 Apr 11 - 07:40 AM
Mr Red 12 Apr 11 - 09:19 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 12 Apr 11 - 12:15 PM
Dave the Gnome 12 Apr 11 - 12:20 PM
Splott Man 13 Apr 11 - 04:24 AM
Keith A of Hertford 13 Apr 11 - 03:59 PM
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Subject: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 09:19 PM

Not only she duets with Ian Anderson on "Buree", but she also has with her in space one of the Chieftains' penny whistles and - wait for it - played Stan Rogers' "Bluenose" up there! Read on, eatch the video:
http://www.thestar.com/news/sciencetech/science/article/973001--orbiting-astronaut-plays-flute-duet-with-jethro-tull-founder?bn=


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 01:03 AM

previous thread at the time of the NPR interview that's cited in that article

It's cool that she got to play with Ian Anderson.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 01:12 AM

another thread on today's duet


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: GUEST,jeff
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 02:19 AM

Nah, the first folkie in space was Steve Goodman when the chorus to his 'City Of New Orleans' was played as the capsule came around into the light.

Tom Dundee used the first folkie in space was Jim Post because "if he was out there any further, he'd be back."


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 04:45 AM

I thought it was Yuri Gagarin? 50 years today according to Google!


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 06:56 AM

Yuri was not a folkie, he played the balaklava, not the balalaika :-)


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 07:40 AM

One can't imagine Gagarin's early peasant life to have been entirely free of folk music, even in the stirring arrangements of the Red Army Choir...


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 09:19 AM

Yea - surely he sang the Vulgar Boat Song?


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 12:15 PM

My favourite was always My Field, Oh My Field (Polushko Pole) - I remember it being played by a brass band at the Bedlington Miners' Gala when I was a kid. Not sure if this counts as folk music, but the RAC (Red Army Choir) use accordions on it, so I suppose it must be...


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 12:20 PM

I know lot's of folk in space! As soon as I sound the concertina for the begining of a Morris dance it usualy clears plenty of...

Oh, I think I have the wrong end of the stick.

:D


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: Splott Man
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 04:24 AM

The Canadian millionaire, Guy Laliberté, who paid for a trip into space last year, was a keen folkie in his youth - he was at the first Pontardawe Festival - but there's no record of him playing anything while up there.

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Folk in space - first folkie astronaut!
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 03:59 PM

Even earlier thread!
thread.cfm?threadid=135599&messages=3

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