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Posted By: Paul Davenport
15-Nov-11 - 05:05 AM
Thread Name: Most Beautiful Ballad Performance?
Subject: RE: Most Beautiful Ballad Performance?
Liz and I were running the Whitby Folk Week ballads session on Thursday afternoon in 2009. Our way of working includes allowing people to pick up on a 'thread' rather than waiting in a 'round robin' kind of way. Suddenly a quiet voice spoke up in a corner, 'Paul, could I jump in here?' I replied in the affirmative and Ray Fisher began to sing. The ballad was a version of 'The Cruel Sister'. Her voice was quiet but true and the room (which was full to overflowing) was silent as we listened. A truly magical performance , and the last time I heard her sing. I still feel that performance and am privileged to have been there.