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Thread #47499   Message #732139
Posted By: Ferrara
18-Jun-02 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
Chanteyranger, I agree that a whole recording of the B.Whalers would be well received!

Danny and Joyce McLeod, so glad to see your post here! And thanks to whoever invited non-Mudcat participants to take a look at this thread.

Danny and Joyce, I loved your music, and your good humor and enthusiasm. I went to the Geordie songs, then Karen K coaxed me to the Women and the Sea workshop by telling me you would be there....

Had to miss the C.Fox Smith session because I hadn't had a chance yet to hear the Barouallie whalers and they were doing work songs at that time. One of the hardest choices of the weekend. (Other than the absolute requirement to get some sleep instead of being around music for 24 hours at a time....)

Joyce, you sang a lovely parlor song about a young girl who goes on shipboard to bid her impressed sailor sweetheart goodbye. (How realistic is that???) I have raved about that song to my friends back home. It was wonderfully sung. In the Greencastle church, with the wonderful acoustics, and with that gorgeous ship painting behind you, it was magical. Thank you.

Rita Ferrara