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Singing with no 'clothes' on! (a cappella)

Lizzie Cornish 02 Jan 06 - 11:15 AM
jonm 02 Jan 06 - 11:23 AM
sleepyjon 02 Jan 06 - 11:32 AM
GUEST 02 Jan 06 - 11:34 AM
DMcG 02 Jan 06 - 11:38 AM
fat B****rd 02 Jan 06 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,DB 02 Jan 06 - 12:31 PM
The Badger 02 Jan 06 - 01:13 PM
Lizzie Cornish 02 Jan 06 - 01:17 PM
Lizzie Cornish 02 Jan 06 - 01:23 PM
dick greenhaus 02 Jan 06 - 01:42 PM
Charley Noble 02 Jan 06 - 01:46 PM
MuddleC 02 Jan 06 - 03:53 PM
Fullerton 02 Jan 06 - 04:31 PM
Joybell 02 Jan 06 - 05:04 PM
Willa 02 Jan 06 - 05:35 PM
frogprince 02 Jan 06 - 05:59 PM
mack/misophist 02 Jan 06 - 11:29 PM
Tootler 03 Jan 06 - 04:19 AM
Blowzabella 03 Jan 06 - 06:15 AM
Blowzabella 03 Jan 06 - 06:19 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 03 Jan 06 - 06:23 AM
Willa 03 Jan 06 - 07:08 AM
Dead Horse 03 Jan 06 - 07:11 AM
GUEST,vic at work 03 Jan 06 - 07:38 AM
GUEST,Dazbo 03 Jan 06 - 07:56 AM
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Lizzie Cornish 06 Jan 06 - 04:21 PM
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Subject: Bare Singing!
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:15 AM

That's A Cappella...before you get worried!! ;0)

I don't know how this has all happened, but since hearing Coope Boyes & Simpson recently on Mike Harding's show, I have become totally hooked on a cappella singing. I heard them singing 'Santa Anna' and that was it!! Then I got their 'Hindsight' CD and 'total love' has now swept over me, for a type of music that I used to 'run away from'

And now...I'm sitting here listening to Radio Britfolk's Jacey Bedford, presenting a show called 'Naked Voice' which is all about a cappella singing and all these wonderful voices are pouring into my ears! You can hear it here:

http://www.radiobritfolkhome.co.uk/programme.aspx?path=nakedvoice6&player=ram

...although it's in the 'archived' section so you may have become a member.

But, not knowing much about a cappella singers...I was wondering who else you would recommend?

Thanks

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: jonm
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:23 AM

All the Coope Boyes and Simpson stuff, of course. Jacey sings with Artisan, who are also worth a listen.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: sleepyjon
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:32 AM

Don't miss The Voice Squad, or plunge back into history with The Watersons, The Young Tradition, The Copper Family . .
Then there's The Wilsons, any of the shanty groups etc etc (how long have you got?)

Good hunting


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:34 AM

It used to be called traditional unaccompanied, before the Style Police arrived.
Acapella means in chapel style, and The Watersons and others were doing it long before it became fashionable to call it by the wrong label.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: DMcG
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:38 AM

All the Coope Boyes and Simpson stuff ... which includes them wearing other hats, such as "Blue Murder" and "Voices at the Door", for example.

I'm into Voice of the People (Sample here)


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: fat B****rd
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 12:00 PM

Thank you for the post Lizzie (BTW Happy New Year) SweetHoney In The Rock are well worth attention.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST,DB
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 12:31 PM

Please, please, please - it's 'unaccompanied' - not 'a capella'!!!
Barbershop quartets do it 'a capella'. Harry Cox, Sam Larner etc., etc. sang unaccompanied.

Not sure I give a toss what Coope, Boyes and Simpson do - I have a strong dislike of singing trad. songs in harmony (but that's just my personal taste).


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: The Badger
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 01:13 PM

Try "Cockersdale" -well worth listening to.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 01:17 PM

Right...that's it DB! That statement about Coope Boyes & Simpson is real duelling talk! So...I'll meet you high on Dartmoor's Pew Tor for 'pistols at dawn'....or you can bring swords if you prefer. Either way, I shall bring you to your knees, ;0)...for no-one..but NO-ONE gets to say THAT about Those Fabulous CBS Boysies and gets away with it!!! ;0)

Haven't you heard 'Shallow Brown' then? Or 'Ten Thousand Miles'? Oh...they both take your breath away!

..and if I can't call it 'a cappella' then I shall call in 'bare singing'....SO much more fun than 'unaccompanied'... ;0)

Blue Murder are coming to Sidmouth this year, so we'll make sure to see them.

Gosh...I've got Sweet Honey In The Rock singing in my ears now, they're great! Have a listen here and check out 'I remember I believe':

http://www.sweethoney.com/

Thanks for that FB. :0)

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 01:23 PM

Thanks Badger...they're good! :0)


http://www.cockersdale.c


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 01:42 PM

Fellside has a woderful sampler of various groups doing unaccompanied singing--it's called Voices in Harmony. Even better, it's a 2-CD set for the price of one. $13.98 at CAMSCO (who also carries Coope, Boyes and Simpson, Cockersdale, The Copper Family, The Johnson Girls, The Boarding Party and all the other marvelous acapella groups.)


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 01:46 PM

How about "Full Monty Singing"?

Geeze, I didn't know anyone was so sensitive about what to call singing without instruments. You learn something new every day.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: MuddleC
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 03:53 PM

some folks in theese here parts kin git reel fiesty iffun yu sing 'unaccomplished'

I have no such problems... jus sit there cleaning ma gun afore I sings........


-many o'them thar purdy songs can be sung without any dangblasted acousticky gitars an stuf

some 'harmony' work can sound like 'ye olde tyme music hall' and not true polyphonic harmony

Try Annie Briggs, some Eliza Carthy, Ewan MacColl, Nacy Kerr, Maddy Prior/Tim Hart, Nimh Parsons, Karen Matheson, June Tabor, Maddy/Rose Kemp/Abbie lathe


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Fullerton
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 04:31 PM

Cuban Band with a terrible name - Vocal Sampling. Staggering Harmony and percussive singing.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Joybell
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 05:04 PM

A lady once told me she liked my archipelago singing so we like to call it that now. Gives people something to correct you on. They love that. Very serious they are about it too.

Using the same idea Hildebrand used to tell people his nylon-string guitar was a flamigo guitar. He even painted a picture of one on an old guitar to reinforce the point.

Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Willa
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 05:35 PM

Yes to all the above, and add:
Sheila Stewart 'From the Heart of the Tradition'TSCD515 (Topic)
Heather Heywood 'By Yon Castle Wa'CDTRAX 054 (Greentrax) Not all unaccompanied, but worth a listen.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: frogprince
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 05:59 PM

Hard for me to imagine anyone having a general dislike of singing traditional songs in harmony; ever hear of Sacred Harp or shape note singing, f'goonus sake? Now, there are things that it should be a criminal offense to do in "barbershop". And maybe if I stick to saying "unaccompanied", it will save me the embarassment of my tendency to say something like "acapulco" singing.
I've heard a few people perform without clothes on, but as it happens they were all accompanied at the time; but that is definitely another story...


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: mack/misophist
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:29 PM

Am I the only [erson here who likes The Witches of Elswick?


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Tootler
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 04:19 AM

The tradition in England was to sing unaccompanined. That's what collectors like Cecil Sharp found.

I imagine that there was a certain amount of informal harmony singing - after all if the pitch of the singer is not right for your voice it is sometimes fairly easy to sing a fourth or a fifth away. I find myself doing it without realising. At a recent weekend workshop I was several times asked to sing up a fourth :-) There were just three men in a group of 25 and the other two were tenors so I was on my own singing the bass line.

I saw the Watersons way back in the 60's and was very disappointed. I had heard many good things about them but I found their performance lacked variety. They sang everything at the same, moderately slow, tempo, all very serious with no lighter songs to make for variety. I think they were much too earnest in those days - even for an earnes student like I was in those days. They may have lightened up in later years, but that performance put me off completely and I never bought an album or wanted to see them again.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Blowzabella
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 06:15 AM

Hi Lizzie - Might I suggest you get hold of something by the Portsmouth Shantymen, for some fabulous shanties - even if you're not a devotee of shanties, you will love these! They have a really full sound and tend towards a lot of the black American songs, which are sung in amazing harmonies. There is a school which disagrees with shanties being sung in harmony, and that is all well and good, as far as presenting them in their original form, but I've not got a problem with shanty-singing as an 'art form' and these four chaps will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

They have a website at http://www.shanty.co.uk/Pompies/discography.htm

Don't expect any flashy downloads, cos they're not that sophisticated - just trust me on this!

Blowz x


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Blowzabella
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 06:19 AM

Alternatively - ring me up and I'll play you a CD down the telephone! (You know where to find my phone number remember!) x


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 06:23 AM

You go, Lizzie! Long live naked singing - that's one of the best designations I have ever heard (although, Joy dear, "archipelago" is pretty wonderful, too! We usually say we sing "acupulco"! !) My chorus Animaterra Women's Chorus does mostly unaccompanied singing, although we've been known to add guitar, piano, accordion, concertina, harp, and/or African-style drumming!

As I write, I'm listening to the Radio Britfolk link- I wish my land-line didn't keep interrupting it (yes, in the US there are still places untouched by high-speed)- this is great music!

Allison


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Willa
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 07:08 AM

Mack/misophist
I forgot 'The Witches' but you're right - they're very good.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Dead Horse
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 07:11 AM

Tony Petty & Lesley Massey , known as Capella, are a Kent based duo who are on the local circuit and deserve to be heard by a wider audience. They are really nice folks, too.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST,vic at work
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 07:38 AM

Hi,
A short list.

Beggars Velvet
Jincks Stack
Th'Antiques Roadshow
Burdett, Simpson and Young
Young no More
Ninepenny Marle

There are many more but they may not have recorded.
Vic.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 07:56 AM

Hi Lizzie, How you doing these days?

I'd recommend the Witches of Elswick and the two compilations mentioned Voices- single singers for the most part and voices in harmony - does exactly what it says on the tin.

However, can I also suggest that if you like this style of singing (and I'm highly dubious that there was no harmony or accompanied singing in the English tradition: if you go by what Sharp and the others collected it was only done by old people who couldn't remember the word and/or the tune!) I'd recommend you try and listen to some of the old English church music such as the Anonymous 4 have recorded or stuff written by Byrd or Tallis which can be found on Naxos recordings for a few quid. It may not appeal to you but give it a go if you can; to my mind it shows that the human voice is the best instrument there is!

Darren


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Grab
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 09:06 AM

Artisan, definitely. Their later albums are better than the earlier ones, because Brian Bedford's songwriting improved dramatically.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST,DB
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 09:16 AM

Dear Ms Cornish,

A trip to Dartmoor would be a nice change - although it's probably as wet and dreary as Manchester at the moment! As for duelling, though - not sure there's any precedent for ladies and gentlemen fighting duels. I should also warn you that I did fencing in my youth - and my Dad taught me to shoot (on second thoughts, I was complete crap at both so you should be quite safe!).
Of course I'm not criticing your taste - I just dislike harmony singing - that's all. Back in the 60s and 70s certain harmony groups were very influential and I suspect that their particular performance styles led to that awful dirge-like noise that some folk club audiences make when singing choruses - I hate it!!!!
Apart from that everythings fine - think I'll just stop typing now before I blurt out something else controversial ...


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 04:21 PM

Dear DB.....maybe we should cancel the duel and pack a Dartmoor Picnic instead...then we could listen to all these wonderful voices that people have so kindly told me about. Trust me to pick the only Mudcatter who is trained in the art of duelling!! ;0) Don't worry, I appreciate that we all love different things...Musical DNA I think they call it...i'm just staggered at how much my DNA is changing! EEK! ;0)

And Darren...if you're still out there....I'm fine thanks....Hope you're looking after yourself well. And HOW could I have forgotten those wonderful Witches of Elswick! No Brownie points for me over that one!...I expect they're brewing something up for me even as I type! :0)

And Blowz...thanks for the link. I'll have to try and catch them some time...if you know what I mean! ;0) Love their CD covers btw. Oh Shanty Men!...Am I safe with Shanty men?! ;0) I'm still recovering from those gorgeous laddies singing shanties on Sidmouth Seafront last year...The Wareham Whalers...Oh!!! ;0)

http://www.wareham-whalers.org.uk/

....and it took me a year or more to recover from Port Isaac's 'Fishermen Friends' after seeing them with Show of Hands ;0)
Their 'Suck 'em and Sea' CD is great...you should get it purely for the clever name alone! Can't find a proper site for them though, which is a great shame, but there is this one:

http://www.chanteycabin.co.uk/Fishermens%20Friends/Fishermens%20Friends.htm



......and then....at Dartmoor Festy I discovered Hanging Johnny....and well...it was OHHHH! all over again! ;0)

http://hj.englishfolkmusic.com/index.html

WHY do Shanty Men have such twinkly eyes then? Must be all that sea-air I reckon! ;0)


And now, I've discovered 'Hissyfit' (WOW!) through Radio Britfolk's 'Humberbank Special' which is on for the rest of this week here:

http://www.radiobritfolkhome.co.uk/HomePage.aspx

They're singing in my ears right now..."..Far away to my second home, in the salt and foam of a foreign sea,lashed by the winds and rain...." Never thought I'd enjoy lasses singing about cod..but I am!

All of these wonderful singers, plus all those people have mentioned above AND Coope Boyes & Simpson as well!

Life can sometimes just get TOOO brilliant can't it? ;0)

Thanks everyone!


Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Jan 06 - 11:02 AM

One of my favourites, from around Wigan if I remember rightly, is Quartz. 2 lads and 2 lasses (they will thank me for calling them so:-) ) with some wonderful songs and even better harmonies. Dunno if they are on record but they were still doing the festivals a couple of years back.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Willa
Date: 07 Jan 06 - 02:53 PM

Just realised no one's mentioned Grace Notes.
Even better is Witch Note - an occasional combination of Grace Notes and Witches of Elswick, though i don't think they've recorded together yet.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 07 Jan 06 - 09:50 PM

A few of my favourites that have not yet been mentioned:

Finest Kind -- great Canadian group: http://www.finestkind.ca/finekind.html

The Chenille Sisters -- from Ann Arbor, Michigan: http://www.cantoorecords.com/bio.html

The Four Bobs -- from the US west coast http://www.singers.com/bobs.htm

Uncle Bonsai -- absolutely brilliant (and incredibly funny), although -- unfortunately -- no longer performing together: http://www.unclebonsai.com/

Regal Slip (featuring Graham & Eileen Pratt) -- also disbanded, but you can buy their CD from the Listening Post website

There's also Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares, Zap Mama, the Fairfield Four and the Roches, and -- not folk, but great unaccompanied singing: The King's Singers, Manhattan Transfer, The Swingle Singers, Ambiance (now retired, but they do an absolutely incredible, entirely a cappella version of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" -- don't know who came up with the words they're singing, but it's fantastic!), The Persuasions, and the Mediaeval Baebes. (I'm sure I've forgotten a bunch, but so it goes...)

You might also enjoy checking out "Primarily A Cappella" -- a website I came across while Googling for a 4 Bobs website; looks like a great source (you can find many of the groups mentioned above on their website/in their catalogue, as well as many, many others): http://www.singers.com/


Cheers -- YY (another vocal harmony/"naked singing" fiend)


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 09 Jan 06 - 09:07 PM

refresh...


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST,julian
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 05:24 AM

Just glancing through, no one appears to have mentioned Craig; Morgan; Robson. Three lovely ladies with the most stunning voices who blend together wonderously.

And they do workshops if


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 07:37 AM

refresh...


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Willa
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 11:20 AM

I agree , Julian. I attend The Harmony w/shops at Whitby each year.
Try here for details http://www.focsle.org.uk/SCoFF/CMR-harmony/giglist.htm


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 12:51 PM

So, Willa... can you provide any info on the Janet Russell workshop?


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Dead Horse
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 06:33 PM

A workshop on Jane Russel?
THAT should be interesting!
"Bra Stuffing For The Inexperienced" is it?


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Willa
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 06:40 PM

Only that it's in the Minster rooms, at the side of Beverley Minster, on Sat 21st Jan. Cost £5. I can order you a ticket if you want me to, though I don't think that will be a problem. The leaders of the Beverley Community Choir organised it.I'm going to be away from tomorrow until next Tuesday so won't have mudcat access, but you can leave me a pm for my return


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 10:30 AM

From a personal point of view- I only do this in the shower


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 12:43 PM

In response to Dave the gnome - Quartz have recorded a couple of CDs: "Celebration Time" and "All The Good Times", although I'm not sure how easy it is to get hold of them as I was given both as presents. They are great to see live, and like to encourage participation - most of the songs they do have choruses. They are still very much on the Festival circuit - in the last couple of years I have seen them at The Four Fools Festival nr Preston, Upton-Upon-Severn in Worcestershire, and Bridgnorth in Shropshire.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 03:25 PM

Julian mentioned Craig Morgan Robson earlier. I've not heard them before but I've literally JUST heard them singing 'Minnie of Shirva's Cradle Song' on the Radio Britfolk 'Billboard' programme here:

http://www.radiobritfolkhome.co.uk/HomePage.aspx

Every time you press to listen, the music will be played in random order, there's a playlist that comes up straight away, so you can see whereabouts they are on the list.

AND they are absolutely stunning!


Gosh...there are just so many beautiful voices out there!

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 03:27 PM

Woops! Forgot the 'blue clicky' bit on the Britfolk link above..let's try that again:

http://www.radiobritfolkhome.co.uk/HomePage.aspx

Fingers crossed! ;0)


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Willa
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 06:04 PM

Lizzie. The cradle song was one that CMR did at the Whitby workshops last August. I loved it.


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Blowzabella
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 07:00 PM

How very sad that I just pointed Lizzie in the direction of the Portsmouth Shantymen only five days before Brian passed on. I knew he'd struggled for a long time against his illness, of course, but had hoped he might have beaten it, as he looked so well when I last saw him at IFOS in June.

It just goes to show - as with a lot of things in life - make the most of everything and everyone while you can, because you just never know what is around the corner.

I would still definitely recommend that you listen to some of their CDs though Lizzie


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: The Barden of England
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 04:44 AM

Lizzie - Craig Morgan Robson were at Sidmouth last year, and they just blew me away. They're at Sidmouth this year too so try and get to see them as live they are, as you said, stunning.

I Also want to be put on the 'Hug' list - I'm the BIG guy to be found at the Bedford sessions. Some people even think I run it!!
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Dave Earl
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 05:20 AM

Lizzie you know where the "Unaccomplished":-) singing occurs in Sidders.

There will be a queue for hugs in that place will there not?

Dave


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 09:32 AM

In my grandfather's church, accompanying the singing with instruments was considered sinful. He belonged to the Iron Hill "United Baptist" association, with congregations in Ohio and eastern Kentucky. There were congregations that were excommunicated because they allowed instruments and/or P.A. systems in their churches.

Granddad was an accomplished musician who gave up fiddle and banjo when he joined the church, so I never got to hear him play. But he sang like a mountain bird, and that is where I acquired my love of unaccompanied singing.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 05:37 AM

I always sing unaccompanied - as soon as I open my mouth the whole audience gets up and leaves!


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Subject: RE: Singing with no 'clothes' on!
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 07:58 AM

Dear John and Dave,

I've put you both at the TOP of my 'Big Hugs' list. Only 27 weeks to go to Sidmouth 2006 now..AND guess who else is coming????????

YES!! Not JUST Craig Morgan Robson, BUT....COOPE BOYES & SIMPSON as WELL!!!

It just gets BETTER and BETTER doesn't it? All these glorious singers coming to my town...AND hugs too! It's very quiet in The Bedford at present John, no singing, no music, just empty chairs...hurry up and arrive!!

Roll on First Week Of August....


Lizzie :0)


PS...Janie, thanks for your post, that was very interesting.


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