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Thread #15317   Message #1043111
Posted By: InOBU
28-Oct-03 - 08:23 AM
Thread Name: Tell me about Si Kahn...
Subject: RE: Tell me about Si Kahn...
Well, my favorite Si Kahn story, I was looking forward to playing with him in Ashville NC a while back, having known his stuff from Andy Irvine - he is very popular in Ireland. I was checking in at the hotel and this fellow was spelling his name to the girl (she was like 16,not being sexist...) at the desk.
"Excuse me, Mr. Kahn" she says, "I didn't expect a white man. I thought you might turn out to be a chinaman... what kind of name is Kahn anyway?"
"Well... German... I believe, we have been here a long time..." Paraphrasing my best memory of his reply..." "And what kinda of a name is Si?" "Well... there again it is an American name..."
Well, we had a great mutual compliment club, he is very generous with his praise, and frankly I think he has a perfect voice for the songs he sings. I could hardly emagine anyone else singing Mervin Barr.
If anyone has contact info for him, I have tried before, the cites don't seem to... please to PM me with his contact info.
Cheers Larry