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Folk Tribute Bands

Dave the Gnome 29 Apr 11 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,Tinker in Chicago 29 Apr 11 - 04:49 PM
Ruth Archer 29 Apr 11 - 06:41 PM
Tootler 29 Apr 11 - 06:43 PM
GUEST,Ralphie 30 Apr 11 - 12:19 AM
Tootler 30 Apr 11 - 04:22 PM
Dave the Gnome 30 Apr 11 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,punkfolrocker 30 Apr 11 - 11:17 PM
Dave Hanson 01 May 11 - 02:37 AM
GUEST,lively 01 May 11 - 03:50 AM
GUEST 01 May 11 - 03:55 AM
Dave the Gnome 01 May 11 - 05:59 AM
Dave Hanson 01 May 11 - 06:42 AM
GUEST,Desi C 01 May 11 - 07:15 AM
Dave the Gnome 01 May 11 - 07:19 AM
Dave Hanson 01 May 11 - 07:32 AM
GUEST,Shimrod 01 May 11 - 07:46 AM
AmandaLynne Music 01 May 11 - 07:10 PM
C-flat 02 May 11 - 03:44 AM
Sooz 02 May 11 - 03:54 AM
Sooz 02 May 11 - 03:56 AM
GUEST,Fake Thackray 04 Jul 11 - 05:43 AM
Kevin Sheils 04 Jul 11 - 05:50 AM
Vic Smith 04 Jul 11 - 07:06 AM
GUEST,Desi C 04 Jul 11 - 08:19 AM
SteveMansfield 04 Jul 11 - 08:32 AM
Ernest 04 Jul 11 - 12:29 PM
Ernest 04 Jul 11 - 12:31 PM
paul vaughan 04 Jul 11 - 12:44 PM
Hesk 04 Jul 11 - 01:12 PM
GeoffLawes 04 Jul 11 - 01:18 PM
glueman 04 Jul 11 - 01:43 PM
Hesk 04 Jul 11 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,Guest - Lin 04 Jul 11 - 09:59 PM
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Subject: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 04:06 PM

Listening to the steam wireless on the way home, Tony Blackburn was talking about tribute bands. He mentioned the Bootleg Beatles and, one of my favourite names, Bjorn again - An ABBA tribute for those not in the know. I have my personal favourites - By Jovi being by far the best. I wondered how we would do with Folk Tribute Bands,

How about...

Steeleye Spoof

or

Fishermans Fiends

Any more for any more?

MP


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,Tinker in Chicago
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 04:49 PM

We already have 'em. None of the current members of the Kingston Trio nor of the Limeliters were in their original groups. In fact two of the current Kingstons are former Limeliters!

So if you weren't in the original group nor even an early replacement (like Ron Wood in the Rolling Stones) but you sing the original group's repetoire with their arrangements, aren't you in a tribute band?


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 06:41 PM

Look out for The Privateers this summer. A celebrity folk tribute band playing classic tracks from the early Steeleye/Fairport days. At Sidmouth Ashley Hutchings is actually playing in with them...


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Tootler
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 06:43 PM

It seems to me that the idea of a Folk Tribute band is an oxymoron.

The whole essence of a tribute band is to take the songs made famous by the original band and recreate their original arrangements as nearly as you can.

In folk music the principle is that you take the songs, whether traditional or recently composed, and interpret them in your own way - You make the song your own.

Of course, there are rock/pop bands that do that, but then they are not tribute bands (though some might refer to them as cover bands - often in a way as to imply that performing songs written by someone else is somehow inferior to performing your own original songs; arrant nonsense in my view)

I can't see the point in trying to recreate as near exact replicas of an arrangement of a song, though these bands are clearly popular.


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 12:19 AM

Well, obviously the Kipper Family (parody of the Coppers).
Was lucky enough to be at the gig, many years ago, when they performed together!


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Tootler
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 04:22 PM

Doing a parody is not the same thing, though it does represent a tribute to the subject of the parody.


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 05:48 PM

Pretty poor showing of the Mudcat inventive machine if you don't mind my saying! Surely there must be dozens of folk(ish) acts who's names could be copied?

Pentagram
Fairport Connection
The Hammer Doctors
Simon and Carabuncle
The Foxes Feet
Show of Leg

Get the idea? :-)

MP


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,punkfolrocker
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 11:17 PM

Whoreslips ???

Jack The Ladyboy ?????


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 01 May 11 - 02:37 AM

The Battlefield Band.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 01 May 11 - 03:50 AM

The Kissmearses


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 11 - 03:55 AM

Show of Hair
Quo of Hands
Nearly Span
Fairport Invention
Martin Partly
Fake Rusby
Hayseed Dixie


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 May 11 - 05:59 AM

Hey - Someone got the game at last:-) Maybe I didn't get the idea over properly in the first place :-(

I believe Hayseed Dixie are a genuine one - Not sure how The Battlefield Band got in there either, Dave. Guess it must be a joke I don't get?

I love Fake Rusby and Nearly Span.

Wonder if the Waterboys started as a tribute to... Oh, probably not:-)

MP


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 01 May 11 - 06:42 AM

No it's not a joke, there are no original members left in The Battlefield Band, so how can it still be The Battlefield Band ? [ fine musicians that they are ]

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 01 May 11 - 07:15 AM

I've recently formed a Dubliners tribute band, The Publiners, myself Desi C vocals & Rythymn guitar, Brett Huckfield Lead guitar and backing vocals, Marie on Percussion, David Coughlin on Bodhron and guitar, and Sonya Parkes on Fiddle. Just an occasional band but acailable for bookings


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 May 11 - 07:19 AM

Ahhhhh - Got it. I used to love the Battlefields Band. Saw them at Fylde many years ago when they performed a 'Scottish Ceilidh' set. Never heard Bad Moon Rising on bagpipeds before. Or since...

MP


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 01 May 11 - 07:32 AM

Nah Desi, you need a tenor banjo and a fiddle to play Dubs music.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 01 May 11 - 07:46 AM

'The Waterstones' ... perhaps? Sorry - it's a bit 'bookish' that ...


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: AmandaLynne Music
Date: 01 May 11 - 07:10 PM

Fake Thakeray....

JONI celebrating the songs of Joni Mitchell....

and which came first AC/DC or Hayseed Dixie ?


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: C-flat
Date: 02 May 11 - 03:44 AM

I believe there is an act called "Fake Thackray"

If there isn't, there should be!


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Sooz
Date: 02 May 11 - 03:54 AM

There is! And very good he is too.
More here


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Sooz
Date: 02 May 11 - 03:56 AM

Oops bad blicky
www.fakethackray.com


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,Fake Thackray
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 05:43 AM

Can I please buy Sooz a drink or 2? ;) Thanks for the nice words.

John

www.fakethackray.com


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 05:50 AM

Of course one of the Bampton Morris sides must be ;-)


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 07:06 AM

Unnorma Waterson
Mocking:Causley
The Really Bad Shepherds
Non Kirkpatrick
Nicked Jones
ELiar Carthy
Below Head
Tom McCon
The Old Swine Band
John & Katie Howzat!
Andy Cutoff
Brendan Powerless
The Men They Could Hang
Chris Wouldn't
Oysterbandits
Emily Portmanteau

Right, cup of tea finished so it's back to work in the garden for me.


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 08:19 AM

Look out for a new Dubliners tribute act The Publiners, They were born on St Pat's Night at The Circle Folk Club in Coseley West Midlands and will be taking bookings from next year. Members are Desi C Rhythym guitar and vocals, Brett Huckfield Lead guitar and vocals, marie Timmings the new big thing in Percusion, Sonya Parkes on Fiddle and other occasional backing musicians. You can see Desi C doing a selection of trad Irsh Ballads next Sun night 10th July at The Chaos Club,The Old Moseley Arms Birmingham. With Brett Huckfield and Marie doing there usual highly energetic act


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 08:32 AM

I've only come up with a double bill ...

The NoThanks
and
The Demon Hairdressers


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Ernest
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 12:29 PM

Plagiarixty
The Double-iners
Fake´em & Clancy
The Cheaptains


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Ernest
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 12:31 PM

not exactly "folk" tribute or "band": Van Morris

not enough folkies in Sachsen-Anhalt for: The Bitterfeld Band


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: paul vaughan
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 12:44 PM

How about Seth Fakeman?


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Hesk
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 01:12 PM

"As Yetties", or the boy band "Not Yetties".
"Bull-ahead"
"Rightangle"
"Scilly Siestas"
"Hoist'er Band"


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 01:18 PM

...................................................And Here's One I Made Earlier


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: glueman
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 01:43 PM

The Thanks


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: Hesk
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 01:58 PM

Geoff,

Just goes to show there's nothing new, etc. etc.!
Of course there is the Christmas Super Group:- "The Not As Yetties", a combination of the original, and the boy band.


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Subject: RE: Folk Tribute Bands
From: GUEST,Guest - Lin
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 09:59 PM

One of my favourites is Jim Curry who with his wife Anne, perform the songs of John Denver.

They are based out of California but travel all over the country performing John's music. Very, very talented!
I have seen Jim Curry many times over the years and he sounds so much like John Denver!

You can find some of the music he covers of John Denver on Youtube under his name, Jim Curry.


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