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Posted By: GeoffLawes
21-Jan-05 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: Contemporary song in folk music
Subject: RE: Contemporary song in folk music
Look at Jim Eldon both as a songwriter and as someone whose fiddle style , firmly based in the English tradition as it is , brings a new dimension to the performance of classic songs from other, contemporary, genres. His versions of Dancing In The Dark and Bat Out Of Hell are extraordinary.Don't forget Si Kahn and John Conolly who have both written some good contemporary songs widely sung in the clubs.