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M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs

Guy Wolff 08 Oct 03 - 09:30 AM
Midchuck 08 Oct 03 - 10:05 AM
Guy Wolff 08 Oct 03 - 05:28 PM
Charlie Baum 09 Oct 03 - 10:32 AM
okthen 09 Oct 03 - 12:12 PM
Guy Wolff 09 Oct 03 - 02:53 PM
Liam's Brother 09 Oct 03 - 02:58 PM
Guy Wolff 09 Oct 03 - 04:56 PM
Guy Wolff 10 Oct 03 - 10:25 AM
Guy Wolff 10 Oct 03 - 10:49 AM
GUEST,Ballyholme 13 Oct 03 - 08:20 AM
Guy Wolff 13 Oct 03 - 09:26 PM
boldreynard 13 Oct 03 - 09:59 PM
Guy Wolff 14 Oct 03 - 04:12 PM
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Subject: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:30 AM

Well this is the best of the MUDCAT. I was talking to okthen in PM and he not only told me that Martin was playing 40 miles from my house but also gave me directions from my house to the Town Crier. Pritty great for someone liveing in SUFFOLK England !!
             First of all I would like to thank okthen because I never would have gotten out other-wise, but also I hope I meet other Mudcatters at the show !
Is anyone going for sure??? All the best , Guy Wolff


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 10:05 AM

Not me.

It's a good 3 hours from me.

But they have Ian Tyson his own self on Nov. 14. That might leave me no choice....

Peter.


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 05:28 PM

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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 10:32 AM

Martin is also playing at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA (in the Washington, DC area) on Tuesday, Oct. 14.


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: okthen
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 12:12 PM

Jus' doin' my bit for the Brits Martin Carthy US Tour Do go see him if you get the chance, I don't say this because I think he needs someone to boost his audience, I'm thinking more of the 'catters here who will enjoy one of the finest interpreters of traditional song.


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 02:53 PM

You betcha <>><>   okthen thanks so much. I got my ticket yesterday. Just hours away.!! . If any Catters show up I will be the guy with glasses and a bandana as close to his fingers as they will seat me !!


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 02:58 PM

Bob Conroy and I were at Martin's NYC concert last night. We thought he did a great job. The "Famous Flower of Servingmen" brought down the house. Bonnie, my wife, was unable to attend so we might go for a run up to Pawling, NY tonight.


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 04:56 PM

Great Hope to meet you all the best Guy


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 10:25 AM

Well the concert was incredable!! Firstly I got there and the place was enpty,( Iwas almost two hours ealy) . So it was me the owner and Martin just hanging out. YES >> okthen had told me not to worry because Mr Carthy was very acsessable. Do we say Mr with a sir or just Sir Martin.. ??
               Ha. Anyway I got to ask him some great questions. Yes he knew of both Clarence Tom Ashley and Lilly May Ledfod and had seen Ashley play.Both great banjo players.
             He puts his guitars under the plane <><>< no hand off just puts them through as luggage.


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 10:49 AM

Sorry I hit the wrong button. Damn.
          Anyway i told him that I got one of the 00018MC models and that I found it at the store with the strings tuned up to regular tunning (not great for the neck or saddle/bridge) and he said they had sent his to him tuned up as well. Amazaing to think a luthier at Martin wouldnt say something or notice that one. He said he tuned it down and took it out and played a gig with it that very night. He did say he had wanted a split bridge but was happy to get them to do the zero fret .
          I guess being a Thursday night people just were not around. I think we were about 14 to at the very most 20 people. I was at a table inchs from the mans fingers. He is just a pleasure to watch . This was like having Martin Carthy playing in your liveing room. It was a complete mind blow .. !
       I wish i had brought some paper just to keep a song list for all here but it was a wonderful concert. He did a tune ealy on tha I knew from June Tabor but not from Martin. It was wonderful his vertion. His attack is so good
         I think my faverite thing that MC said on stage was that he had been in Germany and had forgotten to bring good reading with him and had found some essays( I cant remember Whos ) at the Collone rail staition and that one of the essays was on Gondi and that Gondi had said that passive resistence wasnt passive. I am miss quoting but that it takes great effort to be a pasafist . Anyway a great sentence for anyone to think about in these times.
          Sorry to have missed more Mudcatters if you were there i was the person sittting under the mike with drool on the floor from forgetting to swallow for two hours.
            MC was a real gentlman to talk to me so openly and I hope it wasnt to silly of me passing the experience along here. I did ask him if he knew about the Mudcat and he very well did !!! All the best to all here. GUy


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: GUEST,Ballyholme
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 08:20 AM

Caught the great man in Charlottesville on Saturday night. Wonderful! His performance was as good as ever and his new Martin is just unbelieveable - a perfectly balanced guitar is ever there was one. He also brought a Fylde with him and the contrast was pretty stark, the Fylde having much more treble than the Martin.


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 09:26 PM

I realy liked the bassy side of the Fylde . I was going to ask the Master what tuneing it was in but I had bothered him so much in one evening I didnt have the heart to over do it more then I did. . It sounded like it was in the C tuning Martin uses but up in D but I'm shore there is more to it then that . One song it even sounded like he went to something close to a G tuning.
                     Oh I did ask him about his famous tuning CGCDGA that I have never understood or been able to use well .He said that it was partially inspired by the intervels used on a Chello .Would that be CGDA ?
                   That great tuning that Eliza uses on the Tenor Martin is pritty wonderful also . okthen send me a film of Eliza on BBC2 (?) and I realy liked her use of the Four string Alot. Being a fiddle player I wonder if she is using a tenor tuning in Fiths . It sounded more open then that though.. Pretty wonderful in fact!


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: boldreynard
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 09:59 PM

I was sorry that there was not a larger audience at the concert, and would have been surprised had I not seen a similar turnout at his concert in New York last year. He is an amazing performer, drawing the audience in not only with his music but with his anecdotes and good humor. If anyone has a chance to see him during this tour, do so, even if you have to drive an hour or two.
The passive resistance quote was from an essay by George Orwell and was tied in to his performance of Prince Heathen (Carthy's, that is--I don't know whether Orwell ever performed Prince Heathen).
My only regret was that he played without an interval and I did not get a chance to speak to him as I had last year.

A partial play list would include Hard Times of Old England, Clyde's Water (The Drowned Lovers), Prince Heathen, Skewball, Jackie Tar, Georgie, Hamlet (?), and the Morris tunes Cuckoo's Nest and Princess Royal. I forgot my pen and paper also. so there are many others I have forgotten. Really a great show.


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 04:12 PM

His Clive Water was amazing . The instromental part of it was ambrosia !!! and thank you boldreynard for the list . I loved the morris tune of the coo coo's Nest !!
    I also loved how he got to bringing up the George Orwell quote. boldreynard Im sorry we didnt meet . i was the guy drooling up front. i kept looking around to see if there were any mudcatter's but didnt realy know who to look for. Smilling dumbly is sort of what I ended up doing all around. Ha Thanks again for the list and all .


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Subject: RE: M. Carthy /Pawling Thurs
From: Peterr
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 12:11 PM

Saw the man and Swarbrick a few weeks ago in a little theatre in the far west of Cornwall UK. Packed, a great night, and also we discovered that even the great can forget words and have 'Oh B***er!' moments as well. Next Monday Maddy and the girls at the same place, and only 15 mins away.


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