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Thread #164711   Message #3946903
Posted By: Vic Smith
29-Aug-18 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
Brian, I searched Youtube for 'The Handweaver and the Factory Maid' and came up with some interesting information about the song which I don't think that you did not know about the song. I certainly didn't and I don't think anyone else who contributes here will know that it is:-

A traditional song collected by Roud (Roud 17771) and performed by many greats- including by A. L. Lloyd, Steeleye Span, Martin Carthy, Mike Harding, and others.

This was the note on the song by a quintet called 'Stray Hens'. Clearly they do not perform in folk clubs or many of the old fogeys who contribute here (including self) would have put them right.

The performance didn't appeal to me but they are trying to perform that song in a way that relates to their own musical lives and no-one should be criticising for them.
However, if they are going to get anywhere they will need, on this evidence, to get a new lead singer.