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BS: Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley

Mooh 16 May 00 - 07:42 AM
Jeremiah McCaw 16 May 00 - 08:36 AM
Mooh 16 May 00 - 08:46 AM
AndyG 16 May 00 - 08:49 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 16 May 00 - 11:23 AM
Megan L 16 May 00 - 01:56 PM

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Subject: Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
From: Mooh
Date: 16 May 00 - 07:42 AM

This was a welcome treat! Last night I went to our local museum auditorium, a sixty seater which requires no amplification and saw Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley. Great show! Engaging conversational stage patter, and genuine tunes (no vocals) from the Orkney Islands (Scotland). Nice easy pace to start, but by the end was ripping along at warp speed. It's amazing how in the right hands, fiddle and guitar (a bit of piano) can be so pure. I highly recommend you see and hear the Wrigleys at every opportunity. I think they're heading for Bethlehem Penn. if you can make it.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 16 May 00 - 08:36 AM

Second that, Mooh. I caught them a couple of years ago in Brantford, Ontario. I had nothing to go on except the recommendation of friends; didn't even realise they were strictly instrumental. Fine evening.

I was particularly entranced by the hardanger (if that's the correct spelling); a beautifully ornate Norse fiddle with 7 sympathetic strings. Haunting sound, although it could only be used for a couple of numbers due to its finicky tuning stability. They still have it? (I think it was on loan to them by the Norwegian government.)

For sure, catch them if you can, folks ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
From: Mooh
Date: 16 May 00 - 08:46 AM

JM. No hardanger, but Jennifer did describe it to us. I gather it has to be shared among many players so she can't take it everywhere.

Seriously folks, if these sisters are the future of folk music, we've nothing at all to worry about, and much to rejoice.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
From: AndyG
Date: 16 May 00 - 08:49 AM

I've seen the Wrigley Sisters many times. They're very good. Be sure to listen out for Hazel's "Hot Club" guitar style, which, as she's sure to mention, is "traditional" in Orcadian music

(They're also great fun.)

AndyG


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Subject: RE: BS: Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 16 May 00 - 11:23 AM

I saw them last year at the Celtic Colours Festival, and they were awesome. For a musical act, it was VERY entertaining to listen to them BEFORE they play. Most acts, they talk and it's really a lot of ho-hum! These two! Such a treat. The Orkney's must be proud to have them ast native daughters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
From: Megan L
Date: 16 May 00 - 01:56 PM

The folk on the mainland of Orkney are proud of all their sons and daughters, with every good reason. Folk festival on next weekend so there won't be much sleeping.


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