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Barbara Dickson

bradfordian 01 Jan 13 - 11:07 AM
Murray MacLeod 01 Jan 13 - 01:10 PM
Murray MacLeod 01 Jan 13 - 01:18 PM
r.padgett 01 Jan 13 - 02:13 PM
Leadfingers 01 Jan 13 - 02:17 PM
John MacKenzie 01 Jan 13 - 02:39 PM
goatfell 01 Jan 13 - 03:18 PM
fat B****rd 01 Jan 13 - 03:46 PM
GUEST,Audtimer 01 Jan 13 - 05:13 PM
GUEST,Malcolm Storey 01 Jan 13 - 09:45 PM
sheila 02 Jan 13 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,Bill the Coliee 02 Jan 13 - 10:38 AM
Betsy 03 Jan 13 - 07:31 AM
John MacKenzie 03 Jan 13 - 07:42 AM
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Subject: Barbara Dickson
From: bradfordian
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 11:07 AM

Not having a TV, I do miss a some of the good stuff (as well as all the other kind)so I try to catch some of it on BBC iplayer.
One item I just watched was the Barbara Dickson documentary on BBC ALBA. Retracing her folk roots, I found very enjoyable.
Barbara Dickson documentary
It should be available (in the UK) until 6 January.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 01:10 PM

Excellent documentary on a wonderful singer.

I was very slightly disappointed that they didn't include footage of her magical medley combining "In the Bleak Midwinter" with "Here Comes the Sun" from "John Paul Ringo George...and Bert" but a very very enjoyable production nonetheless.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 01:18 PM

That medley I mentioned can be seen here

Babs at her very best ...


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: r.padgett
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 02:13 PM

Really enjoyed this largely folk biog of her early career etc

Ray


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 02:17 PM

Ms Dixon blotted her copybook as far as SOME Folkies are concerned by actually making a good living by NOT continuing to sing Traditional Folk songs .
Why oh WY do some of us decry any body 'Going Commercial' ?


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 02:39 PM

She's good, she was there at the right time. None of us would refuse the chance, so why bitch?
I think she's great, and comes over as completely 'real'
First time I've seen Billy sing and play in a long time !


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: goatfell
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 03:18 PM

she is a good singer and actress


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 03:46 PM

We saw her at The Carnegie Hall* a couple of years ago. Great songs and a fine performance.

*Dunfermline


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: GUEST,Audtimer
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 05:13 PM

Yes, a very good show. I saw her quite a fiew times many years ago, once in the folk club in the Covenanters Hotell in Newmilns Ayrshire, entrance fee was 25p, well worth it. Her version of "The Rigs O'Rye" near the end was a wee bit overblown though (one of the problems of "Going Commercial" you can forget the real feel for the songs )and what a horses neck B. Connolly is/has become. He's now the guy he built his act decrying and making a fool of.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 09:45 PM

I count myself lucky to have seen Barbara in the very early stages of her career, to have booked her at the Folk Union One in Hull, to have enjoyed her work as her reputation grew and to have delighted, mostly at a distance, at her great success on the stage, TV and film.

Lovely lady that she is, she was gracious enough to say hello at Mike Waterson's funeral. We had not met for well over 25 years.

Anyone who can feel bitchy about such a wonderful talent is a very sad person indeed.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: sheila
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 10:34 AM

She's not just a fine singer - she's a lovely person.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: GUEST,Bill the Coliee
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 10:38 AM

And despite being well-known outwith the folkie community, she'll buy anybody a pint


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: Betsy
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 07:31 AM

Well said Sheila , and no one could decry her the success she has had.
In the early days she was alays welcome in the Middlesbrough / Redcar area (Teesside ) and she is undoubtably - the finest singer I have ever heard on many many occasions, and remember, I am talking about when Clubs had not got around to using PA systems.
At the same time you could also expexct to see at your local club another brilliant singer Maddy Prior (with Tim Hart), Christy Moore, Martin Carthy, Mike Harding ,The Watersons ,Tony Rose , Aly Bains with Mike Whellans, Martin W-Reed ,Tony Capstick the list is endless....add your own.
Oh happy days ! and back to the thread - Thanks Barbara - your contribution to my musical experience was tremendous.


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Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 07:42 AM

All that, AND she's Scottish too. What more could she ask for?



I'll get me Tam-O-Shanter


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