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Fantasy Folk Groups

GUEST,Suibhne Astray 26 Jun 11 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,livelylass 26 Jun 11 - 07:48 AM
GUEST,livelylass 26 Jun 11 - 07:53 AM
GUEST,livelylass 26 Jun 11 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,livelylass 26 Jun 11 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 26 Jun 11 - 12:45 PM
Bert 26 Jun 11 - 01:36 PM
Stringsinger 27 Jun 11 - 11:52 AM
theleveller 27 Jun 11 - 12:12 PM
theleveller 27 Jun 11 - 12:24 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 07:27 AM

The other week we went along to a singers night at a Lancastrian Folk Club where we were asked: What name do you go by? which placed us in a bit of a tizz to be honest because for floor spots we always go by our own names, rather than the various names we use for recording (Rapunzel and Sedayne / Venereum Arvum etc.). So we thought for the future we'd best come up with our Floor Spot Folk Name - for sure everyone else there seemed to have one, so why not us? Being in Lancashire we thought something along the likes of The Oven Botton Folk Muffins would be perfect; or just (more likely) The Oven Bottom Folk - with or without the definate article, works either way. I rather like The Folk Pigs too.

This morning, however, I hit upon the perfect name for our husband and wife folk duo: Wattle 'n' Daub. The strapline? Fleetwood's Finest Folk 'n' Fun Frailin' Fiddling Faction... But then it occurs to me - surely to goodness there have been a dozen Wattle 'n' Daubs in the annals of Folk over the last 50 years? Not only is it the perfect name but it says it all; old fashioned, traditional, nostalgia, rural, homely... I can even hear what they sound like; hell, I can even see them - the bearded finger-picking husband with his Eko Ranger 12, and his teacher wife in loose fitting Laura Ashley playing her dulcimer and bowed psaltery (though not at the same time) with a repertoire of mawkish originals and songs they've meticuluosly collected from Steeleye Span LPs.

Anyway,my wife tells me that if ever we got our pair of Kune-Kune pigs then they can be called Wattle and Daub, but she refuses to be neither Wattle, Daub, nor yet a Muffin in any context.

Any more???


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: GUEST,livelylass
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 07:48 AM

Cunning Murrell
Black Dogs
Toad Bone
Macrame Owl Ensemble
The Undesirables
Honey & Henbane

More later I'm sure..


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: GUEST,livelylass
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 07:53 AM

Oops, who are they and what do they do? Forgot that bit.. You choose.


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Subject: RE: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: GUEST,livelylass
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 09:41 AM

Hips'n'Haws - all female harmony group, plump, big floaty skirts and bustiers exposing lots of middle-aged decolletage, lots of bawdy songs of course.

Summerisle - Wickermannish indie/folk, twentysomething three or four piece outfit with pale skin, bushy beards (no tash) and courderoys. Token dreamy-eyed fey girl singer with wispy voice.


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Subject: RE: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: GUEST,livelylass
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 11:22 AM

Cunning Murrell - folk-rock, fiddles and piercings.

The Macrame Owl Project - experimental/folk/ambient, featuring samples from early psych-folk recordings, art school nerds in paisley shirts or post-ironic t. shirts.

Toad Bone - grungy male trio. Black t. shirts. Their album cover is kinda gothic all dark foresty stuff and mists etc. The bass player is a bit fat, so he stands more to the back. They do murder ballads, and bittersweet songs about how much in pain they are after she left them, old and new.


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Subject: RE: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 12:45 PM

I see the MudIdiots have emoved the Folklore prefix! Purists! Still with stuff as good as:

The Macrame Owl Project - experimental/folk/ambient, featuring samples from early psych-folk recordings, art school nerds in paisley shirts or post-ironic t. shirts.

then who cares? Classic!


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Subject: RE: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: Bert
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 01:36 PM

MudIdiots. I like it.

Get 'em Low - could sing Rugby songs.
Short Ditty - could sing long ballads.

I was thinking of starting a group called "Moniti Estis" singing bawdy songs.


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Subject: RE: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: Stringsinger
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 11:52 AM

How 'bout "A Mighty Wind" version of a band called "The Fraudulents"?

Or the "Bad Trad Lads"?

Or Lou Gottleib's idea, a band called "The Autonomous C Chord".


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Subject: RE: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: theleveller
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 12:12 PM

A friend once came up with great phrases for getting something hopelessly wrong: A Barn's Arse and A Bugger's Muddle. They'd be great names for a folk group that was inordinately inept.


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Subject: RE: Fantasy Folk Groups
From: theleveller
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 12:24 PM

Because our dog always seemed to bark when were singing, I thought of calling ourselves Dog in the Background but mrslevelller wouldn't have it in case people thought that it meant her.


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