|Comments by Rich Parry on 26 September 2008 at 00:02
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|Gloucester Guildhall: 25/09/2008.
I saw this lot at Crawley Folk Festival a handful of years ago but unfortunately was far too bibulous to remember anything except that they stood out from the crowd.
I thought I'd give them a second chance ;-) so here goes:
The "Germs"/Kev Dempsey debate: Take Kev, remove the treble-clef earring, add some hair & a splash of Timotei.... retain the nimble fingers... you never see them in the same room do you?
(Incidentally... Kev - if you're reading this, many thanks for many years ago at Beatroots Club near Bath... you gave me a copy of Tsubo on the understanding that I'd send you a cheque as I was an impoverished student & didn't have the readies to hand - I sincerely hope you received my cheque - trust begets trust!)
Karen: Have the words "seamless" & integration" ever occurred to you?
Cormac: I suspect a conspiracy of the sidhe! There is no way that a single leith broghan can induce so many sounds from a miniscule percussion kit without access to Geddy Lee's entire collection. Enquiries will be made! (And, if, as the blurb says, you helped to keep fiddling alive, then the sidhe owe you a favour or two!)
Anna: 2 words: "passion", "joy".
Some more words: "Take the fiddle-prowess & virtuosity of Eliza Carthy, mix with the vocals and on-stage banter of Kate Rusby, notch it up to 11 for the Tap-heads, and you're somewhere near".
Thankyou for a wonderful night!