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TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club

Johnny J 15 May 13 - 09:50 AM
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Subject: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 15 May 13 - 09:50 AM

Friday 17th May 2013

Please note, this is on a Friday.

Tell all your friends and encourage them all to come along, by fair means or foul.

"Born and raised in New York City, Tom Paley fell in love, long ago, with traditional folk-music. He began playing guitar and 5-string banjo and was soon well-known for his instrumental skill. For a time, he performed in a duo with Woody Guthrie. Later, with Mike Seeger and John Cohen, he formed THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS, the group that generated a great wave of interest in the traditional string band music of the rural South.


After the breakup of the original NLCR, he formed the short-lived OLD RELIABLE STRING BAND (together with Roy Berkeley and Artie Rose) and then moved to Sweden, residing there for three years (1963-65) before moving to England, where he has lived ever since, touring often in America, the UK, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, both solo and with other musicians.


In England, he worked together, from about 1966, with Joe Locker and a series of fiddlers as the NEW DEAL STRING BAND. The NDSB was temporarily laid on the shelf in the late ?70s but has been revived in recent years with Tom's son, Ben, joining Tom and Joe as principal fiddler (though, in 1975, after many years on guitar and banjo, Tom took up fiddle, as well, so the NDSB now has two fiddlers).


((At first, when Tom began playing fiddle, he played only the same sort of American Old-Time music that he'd been doing for years guitar and banjo but, eventually, he began trying some of the strange and beautiful fiddle-tunes he heard in Sweden. Banjo and guitar are still his main instruments and American Old-Time music still makes up the bulk of his performance material, but Swedish fiddle-music now ranks equally high in his affections; he plays it whenever he gets a chance. In Sweden, he's been awarded the coveted Zorn-medal (in bronze; not the highest award but not lightly given, especially to non-Swedes) for his Swedish fiddling. When he and Ben perform together, if it's appropriate, they like to present the beautiful Swedish 'twin-fiddle' tradition, along with their hard-driving American music.))

Tom has been made (honorary) president of FOAOTMAD (Friends of American Old-Time Music and Dance), the organization formed in England a few years ago"

http://www.wildernessroad.net/tompaley/

Pleasance Cabaret Bar at 20.00

£10, £8(conc), £6(members)


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Subject: RE: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 15 May 13 - 10:04 AM

Where all good folkies should be this Friday....


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Subject: RE: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 May 13 - 05:41 PM

I am fortunate in that I can see Tom regularly at Sharps where he is a regular performer . I am sure you WILL have a GOOD time


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Subject: RE: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 15 May 13 - 07:59 PM

Thanks for the endorsement, Leadfingers.

I first saw Tom at Inverness Folk Festival over 40 years ago. He's an all too rare visitor to Scotland these days.


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Subject: RE: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 16 May 13 - 03:56 AM

As you will no doubt have realised by now, there are also some other very nice things happening in town this Friday and, if you prefer to go to those, I quite understand.

However, this man is an absolute legend and it's a very rare opportunity to see him up in Scotland. So, I just ask you to consider checking Tom out.
I'm sure that those of you who are already familiar with his work will need no further persuasion.

:-)


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Subject: RE: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Elmore
Date: 16 May 13 - 11:24 AM

Glad to hear Tom is still active. He did a concert for our folk club in Boston in the eighties, and stayed at my (extremely humble) home. It was a pleaure to get to know him.


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Subject: RE: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Max Johnson
Date: 16 May 13 - 12:16 PM

I really wish I could be there. Tom is a very good photographer, and used to come and hang out with Eric Leggoe and I when we were working as technicians at The Photographers' Gallery in the '70s when it was on Little Newport Street. As well as being a musical legend, Tom has also published books on mathematics. A great guy. I'm sure Eric would also say please give him our love when you see him.


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Subject: RE: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 May 13 - 05:38 AM

I have seen Tom acouple of times he plays great tunes, is a great character and is the history of American old time and so much more - sell you family whatever and go and see him


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Subject: RE: TOM PALEY at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 20 May 13 - 07:31 AM

Great Five Star review from Rob Adams... a man who certainly had his priorities right on Friday!

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/edin burgh-folk-club-tom-paley.21126672


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