Mudcat Café message #3257023 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141474   Message #3257023
Posted By: Dave Sutherland
14-Nov-11 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: Most Beautiful Ballad Performance?
Subject: RE: Most Beautiful Ballad Performance?
If we can gloss over June Tabor's "Border Widow's Lament" I can't find much here with which to disagree. Ewan MacColl did a fine version of "Lord Gregory" but his renditions of "James Herries" and "Child Owlett" remain the best performances of a ballad that I have heard.