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Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
16-Apr-08 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Woo, Oh my!
Who would have thought that a simple concert could provoke such reactions?
Of course it's wonderful that the Beeb has included a Prom concert, and good luck to all involved (Mind you the RAH is a nightmare when it comes to PA....Aaaaargh!
In a way, I've always liked the way that a whole phalanx of BBC presenters (Start List.... Peel, Kershaw, Walker, McConie, Harris, Talkington, Sharp, even Terry Wogan!!) have gradually introduced a different take on all sorts of music. And put it in the mainstream too.
Having left work, I've been going through my recordings of "Folk" related artists, that I was lucky enough to meet and record in the last 30 years at the Beeb.
At a rough guess, I'm up to about 50 hours worth...and still got another bin liner full to sort out.
I'm with Eliza all the way on this one. All opportunities should be taken, although there is a part of me that would like to keep it quiet. If we tell too many people about this stuff, it might become popular!
Look at the Sheffield Carol singing. Once a quiet series of events in Yorkshire pubs, now, you almost need to get a AAA pass to get within 10 miles of the place!!

Anyway, Hope to get to the Barn in June, and good luck to all taking part.

Ralphie

PS Thanks for the mention for Housewives Choice, Eliza!!