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Annachie Gordon Video

28 Jun 11 - 04:54 AM (#3177634)
Subject: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Banjiman

Seven and a half minutes of unaccompanied loveliness from my Missus. I am completely biased (and a bit sad) but I just love this. Annachie Gordon (Child 239) - live at Beverley Folk Festival last weekend.


Wendy Arrowsmith - Annachie Gordon

Just thought I'd share!


28 Jun 11 - 05:04 AM (#3177637)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: doc.tom

Nice one!

See you next week after next.

Tom


28 Jun 11 - 06:38 AM (#3177672)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Wee Jock

What an excellent performance of an amazing ballad,performances like that always remind me why i love folk music.

Regards

John Matthews


28 Jun 11 - 03:12 PM (#3177894)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Willa

A lovely performance!

Sang this version myself in Beverley yesterday.
It's one of my favourites.


28 Jun 11 - 07:28 PM (#3178007)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: Jack Campin

That's just heartstoppingly wonderful.


28 Jun 11 - 09:48 PM (#3178039)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: Maryrrf

An exquisite performance of one of my favorite ballads. Well done, Wendy!


28 Jun 11 - 11:32 PM (#3178074)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: ChanteyLass

Absolutely wonderful! I am so glad you put this on YouTube and posted a clicky here. I have been craving traditional music. I had the CD that Wendy referred to, but it disappeared during a 3-month hospitalization in 2003. All I came home with was the empty case. I have other recordings of the song, but I don't think any of them are a cappella. I see that you have put other videos of Wendy on YouTube and will be listening to them as soon as possible.


29 Jun 11 - 12:07 PM (#3178366)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Banjiman

"and you who are her maidens, come loosen up her gown"

I still think that is the most disturbing line I've ever heard in a traditional (or possibly any) song. ...... given the context of a father preparing his daughter for rape. Gives me the shivers!


30 Jun 11 - 02:54 AM (#3178887)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: YorkshireYankee

Gorgeous! On all counts...


30 Jun 11 - 11:52 AM (#3179117)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Banjiman

Calm down Mr Yankee.........

She's on at The Black Swan in York on July 14th, if your part of Yorkshire is anywhere near there.


30 Jun 11 - 01:29 PM (#3179159)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST

Yorkshire Yankee is female, Paul.


30 Jun 11 - 02:36 PM (#3179198)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Banjiman

OOOH!


01 Jul 11 - 02:22 AM (#3179539)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: YorkshireYankee

I am indeed female (and married, too, BTW). I'm (usually) in Sheffield -- so not too far from York -- but am in the US visiting family at the moment, so the swim is more than I'm up for right now; maybe another time...

A lot of folks seem to think Yorkshire Yankee sounds like a guy's nick. I picked it because I'm a Yank living in Yorkshire, so it seemed a logical choice (& had a bit of a ring to it, which I liked).

(Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I thought it might be a good idea to explain things more fully...)

Cheers!

P.S.
"Guest", who are you? (Just curious...)


01 Jul 11 - 03:26 AM (#3179551)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Banjiman

Well MRS Yankee, please accept my full and sincere apologies for changing your gender.

I'm really quite embarrassed now. Hopefully we might catch you somewhere down the road!

Paul


01 Jul 11 - 03:42 AM (#3179559)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: Will Fly

Well, I have to say that I'm not generally a great lover of Child Ballads - I prefer 2 minute long bits of fluff from the 1920s (just my attention span) - but this performance was beautiful - superb.

Well done, Mrs. Wendy Arrowsmith Banjiman!!


03 Jul 11 - 05:54 AM (#3180595)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Banjiman

Thanks will. That's a real compliment from you.

Funny actually, the thing we're just putting finishing touches to now is "Wildwood Flower", definitely a bit of fluff, definitely 1920's (well The Carter Family version) ..... and difficult to stretch to 2 minutes!


03 Jul 11 - 10:52 AM (#3180695)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: Bonzo3legs

What a wonderful performance - no relation to Pat Arrowsmith?


04 Jul 11 - 03:49 AM (#3181090)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Banjiman

Not that I'm aware of Bonzo...... would be cool though!


04 Jul 11 - 04:18 AM (#3181099)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Dave (Bridge)

Wendy is also on at the Bridge in Newcastle on Monday 11th July along with John and Caroline Bushby. A night not to be missed if you are anywhere near


04 Jul 11 - 11:03 AM (#3181226)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: GUEST,Banjiman

Here you go Dave, Harp, pipes, whistle & guitar -


Arrowsmith:Bushby - Lass O'Gowrie


10 Nov 11 - 05:47 AM (#3254148)
Subject: RE: Annachie Gordon Video
From: Banjiman

Wendy's on at Seaford Folk Club tomorrow night (Friday 11/11/11) if anyone's passing.