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Posted By: SteveMansfield
24-Jan-12 - 05:41 AM
Thread Name: The Cecil Sharp Project - January 2012
Subject: RE: The Cecil Sharp Project - January 2012
Saw this very enjoyable evening at the Buxton Opera House last night. It's a really good evening, with some truly excellent individual and collective performances.

Early on there were indeed some issues around distinguishing some of the words, particularly when several of the band were playing behind the singing, but that seemed to get ironed out by the sound crew and the general mix definitely improved as the evening went on.

It's a shame that they've not got more time together to really work on some of the arrangements and material - whilst the majority of the pieces are fully formed and in some cases very powerful, one or two probably need a bit more work to make them really strong arrangements, and there was a tentative feel about a couple of the early numbers (possibly allied to the sound problems, maybe the monitor mix was worse than the FOH) which settled as the night went on.

Highly recommended, and will probably only get better as the week's tour carries on.