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Thread #37366   Message #526743
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
13-Aug-01 - 11:52 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth now?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth now?
I thought Bill Jones was a bloke. I don't mean I saw her and thought she was a bloke, I never got round to seeing her, and got confused when I over heard people referring to her. I'm clearly out of touch. I've got used to women taking over men's names like Sam and Robin and Joyce, but Bill is a new one to me.

Blowzabella I was really disappointed with, because I was really looking forward to them. Maybe they were saving it up for the dance, but their concert I felt really dragged.

La Volee d'Castors - I quite enjoyed them. Not subtle maybe but I felt a good lively kick-off. Sort of more musically sophisticated Gallic version of the Saw Doctors, and I love the Saw Doctors.

The Frazer Sisters great stuff especially Sister Ralphie - though I'd have preferred them quieter and less bass and drums and so forth.

But the musical high spot for me was Martin Carthy with Eliza at the end of their spot at the Tony Rose concert (I think it was then. As good as Martin and Dave Swarbrick ever were I felt.)

And Roy Bailey was great, of course. God, I wish I could use my memory lapses as creatively as he does.