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Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4

Herga Kitty 06 Sep 16 - 04:58 AM
Leadfingers 06 Sep 16 - 05:14 AM
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GUEST,oldnic kilby 06 Sep 16 - 08:54 AM
Uncle Tone 06 Sep 16 - 10:17 AM
GUEST,Henry Piper of Ottery 06 Sep 16 - 10:36 AM
GUEST,oldnic kilby 07 Sep 16 - 07:05 AM
Uncle Tone 07 Sep 16 - 07:35 AM
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GUEST,John Routledge guest 07 Sep 16 - 09:22 AM
Dave Hanson 07 Sep 16 - 10:14 AM
Uncle Tone 07 Sep 16 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Gealt 07 Sep 16 - 01:56 PM
matt milton 08 Sep 16 - 04:44 AM
DaveRo 08 Sep 16 - 05:03 AM
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GUEST,Willa 09 Sep 16 - 02:52 PM
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Subject: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 04:58 AM

Just spotted that BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting an interview with Annie Briggs at 11.30 this morning - The Voices of Annie Briggs will be available on I-player after broadcast.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 05:14 AM

Thanks for the Heads Up Kitty


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 06:59 AM

Really interesting. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,oldnic kilby
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 08:54 AM

What a simply outstanding Broadcast, I was almost in tears. Stunning This is the Beeb at it's very best Take my advice and LISTEN.


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: Uncle Tone
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 10:17 AM

Yes, thanks for this. Really enjoyed it. Good sensitive interviewing too.


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Henry Piper of Ottery
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 10:36 AM

A lovely insight into this most reclusive and gifted singer,... pity she no longer sings in public, her version on "The snow it melts the soonest" sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it , (which is far too rarely)


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,oldnic kilby
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 07:05 AM

There is a new E P of Annie's songs on fledglingrecords .co.uk
Only 4 songs but an absolute cracker.


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: Uncle Tone
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 07:35 AM

From: GUEST,Henry Piper of Ottery - PM
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 10:36 AM

Quote: "The snow it melts the soonest" sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it , (which is far too rarely)

Can I add this to this, Henry?

The Ultimate Folk and Blues Show thread


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 09:13 AM

link to the "Anne Briggs - Four Songs" on Fledg'ling.

track list:
1 The Recruited Collier
2 My Bonny Boy (A Bower In My Breast)
3 Polly Vaughan
4 The Verdant Braes Of Skreen

Release date: 12th August 2016
Barcode number: 5020393 100649

http://fledglingrecords.co.uk/product/anne-briggs-four-songs-wing-1006-vinyl-ep/


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,John Routledge guest
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 09:22 AM

Wonderful balance between song and talk. Well worth another listen.


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 10:14 AM

Just listened to this excellent programme, wow, what a huge blast of nostalgia.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: Uncle Tone
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 10:57 AM

From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 09:13 AM

link to the "Anne Briggs - Four Songs" on Fledg'ling.

track list:
1 The Recruited Collier
2 My Bonny Boy (A Bower In My Breast)
3 Polly Vaughan
4 The Verdant Braes Of Skreen

Release date: 12th August 2016
Barcode number: 5020393 100649

http://fledglingrecords.co.uk/product/anne-briggs-four-songs-wing-1006-vinyl-ep/

Thanks for this, 'Guest'. Have contacted the label for a promo for air time.


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Gealt
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 01:56 PM

http://fledglingrecords.co.uk/product/anne-briggs-four-songs-wing-1006-vinyl-ep/


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: matt milton
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 04:44 AM

Great show.

On a related note...

I don't think I'll ever be able to understand how a singer can stop singing. I can understand why a singer might stop singing professionally. Or why a singer might not wish to sing in public. But I can't imagine how a singer could simply stop singing full stop - to cease singing even when alone. I can't help but think there are unresolved psychological issues there. That's certainly the impression I got from that programme. Totally Anne Briggs' own business, of course, totally her prerogative, but I could hear a subtle defensiveness, a blockage, an obstacle, almost a streak of masochism in how she talked about the fact that she doesn't sing anymore.

I was so glad to hear Shirley Collins has started singing again - I don't care whether or not she starts regularly singing in public, and I don't care whether or not she makes a new album, I'm just really pleased for her, that she has retrieved the ability to enjoy doing something she loves and is good at, something she has invested time, care and energy in.


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: DaveRo
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 05:03 AM

Excellent programme. Very sensitive interviewer. Lovely singing. Thanks to the OP for the alert.

I really don't think we should be discussing her mental state here, for so many reasons.


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 07:34 AM

I regret not going to hear her speak at Celtic Connections. Did anyone go ?


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 02:52 PM

Thanks for the link, Kitty. Enjoyed it very much.
I have TSCD504(Topic Records) which has 22 tracks by Annie; wonderful and still available!


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Subject: RE: Annie Briggs interview BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,153_fishes
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 03:41 PM

"to cease singing even when alone"

Now are you really ever alone?

On the willow we hung our harp
in the midst thereof?


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