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The Last Ship nominated for 'Tony' Award

GUEST,Tom Wilson 29 Apr 15 - 10:41 AM
GUEST,RBerman 29 Apr 15 - 04:50 PM
ChrisJBrady 30 Apr 15 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,Kampervan 30 Apr 15 - 11:54 AM
The Sandman 30 Apr 15 - 01:25 PM
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Subject: The Last Ship nominated for 'Tony' Award
From: GUEST,Tom Wilson
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 10:41 AM

I've just heard today that Sting has been nominated for this years Tony Awards for the Best Original Musical Score and his MD, Rob Mathers, for Best Orchestration for their work on The Last Ship - so a big Congratulations.

So why does this matter to an old 'Trad Folkie' like me.
Well, apart from declaring an interest, in having had a very modest involvement in the 'Off-Broadway' promotion of the Last Ship song cycle, I don't think that anyone who saw the show at The Sage, Gateshead this weekend could be in any doubt that both lyrically and musically (as well as structurally and emotionally)the majority of this magnificent volume of work draws heavily on traditional folk music.

For a rock icon like Sting to acknowledge the relevance of our genre of music by involving local folk musicians in such a way - and, by doing so, have it brought to the attention and appreciation of the wider music establishment - is surely a reason for celebration.

Well done to Sting, Rob and all their team!

Tom Wilson


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Subject: RE: The Last Ship nominated for 'Tony' Award
From: GUEST,RBerman
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 04:50 PM

I appreciate his eclecticism. How many post-punkers like him would also record jazz, or an album-full of John Dowland lute tunes?


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Subject: RE: The Last Ship nominated for 'Tony' Award
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 30 Apr 15 - 11:39 AM

This available on iPlayer. Use a VPN app. like Hola to view it from overseas.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03n2gh6

Sting performs songs from his album The Last Ship in an intimate live performance recorded at the Public Theatre, New York. Inspired by the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the north east of England where Sting was born and raised, the songs form part of his Broadway play. For his first new work in a decade he and his band, many of whom hail from the north east, are joined by actor and singer Jimmy Nail.


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Subject: RE: The Last Ship nominated for 'Tony' Award
From: GUEST,Kampervan
Date: 30 Apr 15 - 11:54 AM

and don't forget The Wilsons.


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Subject: RE: The Last Ship nominated for 'Tony' Award
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Apr 15 - 01:25 PM

up the wilsons


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