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Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise

06 Jun 12 - 03:10 AM (#3359866)
Subject: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Arthur_itus

Wonder how many remember Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise. They no longer go on the road, which is such a shame. I have seen them several times and could sit and listen to them all night.

Here is a lovely song from them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxcCvBOcR4o&feature=fvwrel


06 Jun 12 - 04:30 AM (#3359881)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: r.padgett

Yea remember them. First seen at Barnsley Civic either folk club or festival. Cilla in her long black leather boots and the chemistry between Cilla and Artie!

Apparently an institution in Scotland with the scottish children singing songs!

saw em at Cleethorpes ff one year too!
Ray


06 Jun 12 - 05:38 AM (#3359900)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Dave Hanson

They were Scotlands most successful childrens entertainers as ' The Singing Kettle ' both very fine singers too, if you can find it, listen to Cilla singing Brian McNeill's song, ' Lady Glasgow '

Dave H


06 Jun 12 - 06:15 AM (#3359905)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Dave MacKenzie

"They were Scotlands most successful childrens entertainers as ' The Singing Kettle'"

I believe they still are. 'Scotland on Sunday' regularly carries adverts for tours and shows.


06 Jun 12 - 06:35 AM (#3359913)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: GUEST,Guest Charles Macfarlane

Yes. In the tail end of last year I digitized all my vinyls, including their eponymous one with "Generations Of Change" and "Jeannie C", and Cilla's "Songs Of The Fishing". Wonderful to be able to hear them again.

IMO, Cilla had one of the best female voices I've ever heard.


06 Jun 12 - 07:27 AM (#3359927)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: maeve

I treasured my LPs from Cilla and Artie. The two of them and their Singing Kettle partners are still going strong:

About Cilla:
"The show continues to evolve around Cilla, who writes new songs for every show. Cilla is married to Artie, and their daughter Jane is a former member of the group. They also have a son called James."
http://www.singingkettle.com/all-about-us/facts-about-cilla

About Artie:
"Artie is the driving force behind the team who write, produce, design and promote the Singing Kettle videos, audio presentations and live shows. http://www.singingkettle.com/all-about-us/facts-about-artie

ENGLAND TOUR 2012

Singing Kettle will be touring parts of England this year with their Farmyard Party Show. 6th - 10th June

Enfield 6th June @ 1pm

Camberely 7th June @ 12noon

Middleton 8th June @ 2pm

Oswaldtwistle 9th June @ 2pm

South Shields 10th June @ 2pm

Tickets are on sale for all venues. Remember to dress as your favourite Farmyard Animal for some fun in the Farmyard. http://www.singingkettle.com/kettle-news


06 Jun 12 - 07:46 AM (#3359929)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: greg stephens

To give Artie his due, it's Trezise with an e. Cornish.


06 Jun 12 - 08:42 AM (#3359943)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: MGM·Lion

Actually, Greg ~~ I was about to make a similar point; but googling produces the following on the google page

~~~Topic Records » CILLA FISHER & ARTIE TREZISE

~~~Cilla Fisher & Artie Tresize - Cilla & Artie (CD)

Only one of these can be correct, and both give the Cornish Tre...

May we please have a definitive ruling as to which is correct?

~M~


06 Jun 12 - 08:54 AM (#3359948)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Scabby Douglas

This popped up on BBC News recently:

Five reasons the Kettle is still Singing after 30 years


06 Jun 12 - 09:16 AM (#3359954)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: maeve

From the Singing Kettle website, linked above:

"Artie Trezise MBE"

http://www.singingkettle.com/all-about-us/facts-about-artie


06 Jun 12 - 10:40 AM (#3359983)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Elmore

Fine singers. Saw them several times in the northeast United States, including the final Fox Holow Festival in 1980.


06 Jun 12 - 01:28 PM (#3360057)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Anne Neilson

Is it just my perception, or is this thread sounding a bit like post mortem?

Cilla and Artie are working hard -- and making loads of tiny converts -- with their very successful Singing Kettle shows. I saw one of their latest about a month ago with my 18 month-old great-niece, and it was just wonderful -- great production values, lots of audience participation and tremendous energy throughout the theatre!

But I also saw them in January at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, when Artie put together a tribute concert to the late Ray Fisher - Cilla's sister - and the highlight was a contribution from the Fisher family : Archie, Cilla and sisters Cindy and Audrey. What a real example of family togetherness in every sense, with shared repertoire and an internal, unspoken awareness of rhythm.

Much like the previous wonderful get-together at the Glasgow Ballad Workshop at a presentation by Ray shortly before her death. All the family attended and the Fisher lassies took to the stage to finish the afternoon, with brother Archie working hard not to look outnumbered! And Cilla was on fine form with many humorous asides.

So please don't sound as if everything is behind them -- they're still as full of ideas and energy, but maybe the truth is that the market for traditional music is less rewarding than the market for high quality children's music.


06 Jun 12 - 01:33 PM (#3360063)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: GUEST,Guest Charles Macfarlane Harrison

> Is it just my perception, or is this thread sounding a bit like post mortem?

Perhaps, but that's probably because they don't seem to tour much anymore, and/or some of us are getting to old/unwell to attend clubs and festivals any more.


06 Jun 12 - 02:53 PM (#3360110)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: maeve

Anne Nielson- If the thread is sounding something like a post mortem, I hope that impression will change as others post to this thread. Everything I've seen and heard from Cilla and Artie, as well as from the Fisher family (individually and together,) has been and continues to be inspired and inspiring.

I couldn't get over to Scotland for the more recent events you mention, but thoroughly enjoyed seeing excerpts online. There's a great deal of music still channeling out from the lot of them, and I hope we'll be seeing some of it over here in the US.

Your contributions to the music world are equally rich and welcome; do come see us over here in Maine!

Maeve


06 Jun 12 - 03:29 PM (#3360123)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: goatfell

singing kettle


06 Jun 12 - 03:46 PM (#3360130)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Anne Neilson

Maeve, thank you for your kind comments -- think I was just having a bit of a downer, being in the throes of coping with an elderly friend who has recently gone into care : fairly makes you aware of you own mortality!

Look to the other thread about Archie's current tour in the US, which is much appreciated by connoisseurs of good music, beautifully presented.
I've known the various Fishers since the '60s, and it's always been a pleasure (not to mention a good laugh!).

And maybe we'll meet up some day -- in Scotland or in Maine -- to enjoy more of this lovely music.


06 Jun 12 - 04:10 PM (#3360138)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: maeve

My pleasure, Anne. Kindly check your Private Messages here on Mudcat.

The thread to which Anne refers is here: Archie Fisher North America 2012 Archie will be here in Maine this month,
and we've been invited to one of the venues. I hope we'll be able to get to at least one additional gig while he's over here.

Anyone who has the chance and interest will certainly benefit from hearing Cilla and Artie, whatever their musical focus...
and anyone who attends Anne's ballad workshop is a fortunate person.
Nielson/McCulloch ballad workshop Lewes


06 Jun 12 - 04:47 PM (#3360158)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: maeve

Here's a sampling of links to the singing of Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise:

Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise - Norland Wind

The Jeannie C.

The Fisher Lass

Singing Kettle:
Three Pigs and the Wolf

Ants Went Marching

Nursery Rhymes


07 Jun 12 - 01:15 PM (#3360536)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Arthur_itus

Yes sorry made a typo error for Artie

This is not about doom and gloom but more about how good they were in the folk world and it would be lovely to see them doing a folk tour again.


07 Jun 12 - 01:45 PM (#3360545)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: kendall

Youtube rejected my password. Someone asked if Cilla and Artie had a Folk Legacy album, and they certainly do. FOR FOUL DAY AND FAIR, number fss 69.
Also one on Trailer, BALCANQUHAL.
I fell for Cilla the first time I met her. Archie writes some of the best songs I have ever stolen.


07 Jun 12 - 01:53 PM (#3360551)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: maeve

As mentioned by Kendall:
Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise - For Foul Day and Fair available at Folk Legacy.


07 Jun 12 - 05:55 PM (#3360653)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: GUEST,Susie

Cilla and Artie paid their dues on the folk scene - many a long cold wait on station platforms, many a weary drive through the night.. the "Singing Kettle" was another string to their bow originally. And - wonderful to relate! - the kids and their parents loved 'em, the telly loved 'em and their talents were appreciated about a much larger audience.
They've earned every penny; damned good luck to them!
Cilla is STILL one of the greatest singers the revival has ever produced. It's not just the hairs on your arms that stand on end...
More power to your elbow, you two!
Love
Susie


07 Jun 12 - 06:00 PM (#3360656)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Arthur_itus

I remeber seeing them in Amsterdam and Cilla actually sang a song partially in Dutch. How many artists would bother. However the Dutch audience appreciated it very much. I already knew them and managed to have some great chats with them that night.


08 Jun 12 - 07:29 PM (#3361086)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: Susanne (skw)

They sometimes added verses in German while touring over here. I only saw them live in a folk bar in Hamburg some 25 years ago but I've got all the albums mentioned so far. Then they found (deserved) success with the Singing Kettle and said farewell to folk singing as such. Small wonder this sounds like an obit thread! Anyway, it was great to hear Cilla and her sisters (and brother, of course) at Ray Fisher's ballad workshop mentioned above. Some (very bad quality) snippets of it can be found on YouTube.


10 Jun 12 - 05:33 PM (#3361769)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trazise
From: GUEST

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. The folk scene taught us so much and we took much more from it than we ever gave - though at the time the thousands of miles travelled seemed like a big time sacrifice on our behalf! Yes we're both singing and loving every moment - still doing around 150 shows a year but are enjoying the benefit of working during the day instead of in the evening. We've been to a few clubs recently and are highly impressed by the standard of the young singers and musicians. Most of them have no idea how good they are, there's enough talent there to create a whole new folk scene where performers play to people of their own age but sadly it doesn't seem to be happening.
Artie Trezise (definite spelling!)


10 Jun 12 - 07:51 PM (#3361811)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise
From: maeve

Hurrah! Thank you very much for visiting, Artie. You and Cilla have many friends around the world, many of whom you'll never meet. Warm regards and thanks to you both for your musical generosity and the gift of laughter.

Maeve, in Maine


11 Jun 12 - 05:25 AM (#3361929)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise
From: MGM·Lion

I have never had the pleasure of meeting Cilla & Artie, though I seem to recall meeting her older brother & sister many years ago ~~ at a Brighton Folk Festival iirc. But I should like to add a personal note to this thread. It was a beautiful song I learned from one of their early records, The Magdalene Green, which attracted most critical praise when I included it on my 1989 Brewhouse record Butter & Cheese & All.

So sincere thanks to them for that.

~Michael~

I repeated it last year on my Youtube channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/mgmyer


11 Jun 12 - 05:30 AM (#3361930)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise
From: MGM·Lion

I should have added that the late Cyril Tawney learned Magdalene Green from my record and included it on a record of his, In Every Port, crediting me as his main source: though if he had read my notes more carefully he would have realised the main credit belonged to Cilla & Artie!

~M~


11 Jun 12 - 05:43 AM (#3361931)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise
From: Musket

Somewhere, possibly in the attic with lots of other vinyl records is an album of theirs that Cilla signed for me at a folk club.

Ruddy thread...

Got me thinking now, was it The Boundary in Worksop, or Lord Conyers in Kiveton? I reckon it was about 1980 or thereabouts anyway.


11 Jun 12 - 05:53 AM (#3361934)
Subject: RE: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Nice to hear from Artie I booked them many time at Newcastle Poly and down in Aylesbury and Aspley Guise and they were (and still are )wonderful people. They stayed at my house a number of times. I did pull rank once, and phone Artie up years later when the Singing Kettle was playing in Clydebank. I was up in the Vale of Leven visiting my folks with the kids when they were little. Saw the show was on but the box office said it was sold out. A few phone calls and eventually spoke to Artie, result, some tickets on the door and two delighted kids plus a chance to meet 'the stars' later.