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George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club

Johnny J 05 Oct 13 - 05:29 AM
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Subject: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 05:29 AM

Wednesday 16th October 2013

""The most prolific of creative men; the grandest of hearts and maker of songs that sear into the soul, George is unique, to say the least. His lilting accent lends a fantastic clarity to his delivery that is matched by deceptively simple guitar work. Few have written so many songs that demand your full attention and then insist, in the finest of ways, on staying with you forever". (Graham Searle)

George's stock-in-trade is quality songsmithery that everyone can relate to, rather than the more exclusive overt-confessional-soapbox mode that we often encounter. But he is not politically naïve, neither is his outlook without conscience; he just prefers lasting values to transient/parading activism, and takes genuine delight in simple pleasures.

George only began songwriting in 2001, but since then he has written 200+ songs and produced no less than eight CDs of his material. As an indication of the man's quality, four of his albums were released on Robb Johnson's Irregular Records (Ordinary Heroes & For My Next Trick) and UNLaBELLED Record labels (Silent Majority & Life As Usual), and with his last two, Life's Eyes & Looking Both Ways, he entered the WildGoose stable. Additionally, more than a dozen of his songs are already covered by singers like Vin Garbutt, Andy Irvine, Roy Bailey, Jim Causley, Cloudstreet and Enda Kenny to name but a few. He has also made numerous appearances on UK and Australian radio and toured in Australia three times (2004, 2006 & 2008) including performances at the prestigious Australian National Folk Festival.

As a performer, George has a unique singing style. First impressions of gentility and understatement are quickly dispelled by his trademark passion and with his introductions he draws the audience effortlessly into his emotion-rollercoaster world. As a writer, he is driven by a love of people with all their imperfections, conveying the various issues and concerns with a healthy integrity and a deep folk sensibility. George is clearly conversant with a variety of musical styles and song forms, and his versatility extends throughout the many facets of folk music and types of song - from seasonal to the theory and practice of war, protest, industrial, vocational, social observation, local history/nostalgia, childhood memories, maritime, philosophical anthems and story songs. Now and then he also mirrors the music and rhythms of his native Greece.

A fitting epithet for his work might well be "songs for tomorrow's tradition", for make no mistake – George's songs are putting down roots."

Pleasance Cabaret Bar at 20.00

£10, £8(conc), £6(members)

http://folk4all.net/index.html


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 05:30 AM

For my sins, I don't know much about this fellow but apparently he's not the guy who owns the laundrette in East Enders where Dot Cotton works.
However, we assured that he is brilliant.

"The most prolific of creative men; the grandest of hearts and maker of songs that sear into the soul, George is unique, to say the least. His lilting accent lends a fantastic clarity to his delivery that is matched by deceptively simple guitar work. Few have written so many songs that demand your full attention and then insist, in the finest of ways, on staying with you forever." (Graham Searle)


"George is something special..."
Martin Carthy MBE

"The best thing in UK songwriting
for many a year"
Harvey Andrews

"I wasn't prepared for the emotional experience of his performance... compelling"
Bryn Phillips

"conscience with a heart
and delivery with passion"
Alison Macfarlane

"songs for tomorrow's tradition"
David Kidman


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 06:57 AM

Of course, while I've still to have the pleasure of hearing George live, I'm aware that he is a "weel kent" name on this forum.

So, we look forward to your first visit to EFC on Wednesday!


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 06:59 AM

Fine song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRIeAX-lBGw&feature=player_embedded


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 08:03 AM

"...apparently he's not the guy who owns the laundrette in East Enders where Dot Cotton works".

Sadly, not - but I do like to air dirty washing in public. Sometimes even mine :-)

See you on the 16th, Johnny J!


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 08:40 AM

Thanks. Looking forward to the gig.


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: breezy
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 12:31 PM

Hey George, will you be at Herga on Monday or not?

I want to revive 'stilts' to see if we still have the moves !!

Talk slowly and clearly

Have a great visit and say hello to Robin Laing should be be around, give Ian Bruce a call too !

love to the lovely Vanessa

x


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 01:49 PM

George Papavgeris at the wonderful Midway Folk Club, Stockport on Monday 14th

northcheshirefolk/folk_sk1.htm


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 06:48 PM

So George has a Northern tour ! ENJOY !!!


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 07:19 AM

I was going to say that Edinburgh people are actually Southerners but he's even going as far North as Rosehall (Look out for The Tattie Bogle One up there...she's visiting!) and Plockton (A truly beautiful village, indeed).

Here are the dates...

11-13 October         Banbury Folk Festival
14 October         Midway Folk Club, 263, Newbridge Lane, Stockport, Cheshire SK1 2NX
16 October         Edinburgh Folk Club
20 October         Achness Hotel, Rosehall, Lairg (supporting Andy Irvine)
22 October         NECTM, Plockton - Songwriting Workshop
25 October         Partick Folk Club
19 November         Ringwood Folk Club, Elm Tree Inn, Hightown, Ringwood BH24 3DY
12 December         Uxbridge FC, Uxbridge RNA, 388a Long Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB10 9PG


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Subject: RE: George Papavgeris, Edinburgh Folk Club
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 06:15 PM

take a high chair for the wee one George

bzy


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