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Jim Carroll discussion of A.L.Lloyd's singing (82* d) RE: discussion of A.L.Loyd's singing 20 May 20


Bert's 'grin' always got me - I always thought it as strange until I learned that it was a singing technique to harden the tone
Ewan used the same technique but was more subtle about it
Like Steve, I thoughtfully enjoyed his singing - still do, but I always believed he was limited in what he could handle
Anybody who was lucky enough to hear him will know he was s superb storyteller - especially of his Australian 'Spiwah' stories

One of the best nights I remember at the Singers was when we booked Offaly box player John Bowe, who he antranced with his knowledge of tunes like 'Drops of Brandy' (Played on Nelson's flagship according to Bert)
On the other hand, his lecture on Irish music was one of the worst I'd ever heard

Laast time I saw him was at a Ewaaaan and Peggy night wnen he and his wife Chalotte turned up just before the interval - both evening dress, Bert wass a litle 'in his cups twirling a huge brandy glass ' they'd been at an Embassy function
When the interval came Bert made a beeline for Ewan and Peggy when Charlotte boomed out "Al-bert" he spun on his hees and dutifully obeyed - lovely talented man (if a bit private)
Jim


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