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I’m thinking of giving Yellow Furze Woman it’s first outing with me on Wednesday night. Bright Blue Rose too.
I hope your prep for recording is going on apace and the muse is being kind.
Sorry,,, that link does n’t seem to work,,,, fingers crossed
Hi C, you asked about Alice C, not wishing to turn this into a one to one chat yes I know of her, through mutual acquaintances, I found this fascinating article written by her son https://projectalicecurtayne.wordpress.com/my-mother-alice-curtayne/?fbclid=IwAR36SlR3euWs3ox9UsuFQGUvINmJYhvuybJwO43BRIlmX8jTt1LYihNyHOM my grandfather must have passed her home on the way to the shop, wonder did he know her ? he surely would have known her family. It was good to follow the Frank Harte Festival online, they put an awful lot of work into it, beir bua agus beannacht go deo. H
I listened to the Ride On album today, crivens it was good. I had not spun it for a while, it has such a fine array of songs, of varying moods too.
Ride On itself as a song today had a special place this morning. Our great homebred horse Shades of Midnight , raised in my mother’s house field, died overnight, he was stripping fitter than ever and getting ready for a campaign to reach Punchestown in April, poor bugger, 7 wins, 29 races, hardy ( as eustace) and game as a pebble.
I heard that Ride On was a song about loss/leaving and it struck an even greater chord today.
Enough melancholy, tis a great album, really enjoyed playing it again, it must have been wonderful to make.
Great to explore songs and back stories (Peacehaven,Sussex – the name says it all,post Great War)leading to ‘Whitsun Dance’…go for it Rebecca!
Shirley Collins is in fine voice – wonderful accompanying musicians too.
Enjoy the sun
Thanks Dave for talking about Whitsun Dances. I listened and was back in the 16th century 😊. I think you’re right about the harp, also voice though.
Christy, thanks so so much for the music from NCH it lifted the spirts, just when it was needed most. How can one explain how good it was to hear good music, wise words and leave the worries of these challenging times aside. Thank you again. JD
Interesting talk about Laoise Kelly. I came across her playing via my trawls on http://www.tg4.ie Putting her name in the channel’s search box,just now shows several mor ereferences.So,more rabbit holes to descend ,with superb music…happy days!
Lots of black dogs round here. No wonder the place feels so understanding. I’ve been living with it for around 20 years, I guess. As you say, medication does help. One of the weird things about it seems to be that when I’m ok, I can’t remember what it’s like. A few years ago I was off work for 3 months. That’s when I got back deep into music, got serious with singing and started with the harp. It’s weird to feel grateful for something like this.
I’d heard of Laoise Kelly but not really listened till you mentioned her. So yesterday I bought her album, Ceis. I looked it up, it means basket. Lovely ☺️. She’s a beautiful player. It’s got an incandescence about it, and her rhythm is secure and exciting. Thank you for the nudge.
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