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shutter

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« on: May 07, 2010, 08:48:18 pm »

For the nautically minded.... (me?   no )

BBC4   21.00   history of sea shanties.....

(no I am not performing ! )


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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 10:08:26 pm »

too late..... you missed the tide !  rolleyes
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 08:54:51 am »

Well, I enjoyed it....  grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 09:48:22 pm »

Repeated tonight  (Monday 10 MAY )  at 10:50 on BBC4 smiley
Foresee

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 08:20:48 am »

I like traditional music, so I'll certainly be watching the i-player download soon.   smiley

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Loombucket

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 09:35:09 am »

Me too - I've loved traditional music for years and was semi-pro in a folk/ceilidh band for several years back in the '70s.


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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 12:52:04 pm »

Ah, that's interesting. I played bass in the 70s in a strictly non-pro band - just a collection of mates really playing at each others' houses once a week, with an occasional 'gig' at a friend or relations' birthday etc. Very broad-based - everything from broadside ballads to Pink Floyd.

Other interests and responsibilities took over in the early 80s, but we're having a reunion next March for the lead guitarist's 60th. I've recently bought another bass guitar, with a view to taking it a little more seriously this time on the local folk scene, which is very alive here in NE Scotland.

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petlew

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 01:17:19 pm »

Its no secret that I played lead guitar for many years in my youth (as did strat I believe) On one gig (they weren't called that then) we shared a stage with an all girl folk group, indeed as the private party we were playing at was drawing to a boozy end, we all tried to find some common music we could all play together. The only one we could find was "Michael Row The Boat Ashore" We all fancied ourselves as fairly reasonable guitarists, but we were very impressed with the musicianship of the folk group, which seems deceptively simple, even if it couldn't compete with hi-wattage amps from us. Our drummer made a complete hash of it and stopped playing in a high dudgeon.

Edit: Dredging the memory reminds me we had "If I Had A Hammer" as well, hardly musical epitome with a bog standard C,Am,F,G7 chord sequence, but the girls loved it. But Trini Lopez our singer wasn't!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 02:02:10 pm »

 laugh  A wonderful word-picture there petlew.

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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 03:52:39 pm »

Yay!.... would have been nice with a bit of background music !  lol lol lol
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 04:38:39 pm »

Avarst behind !!  (or words to that effect!)  grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 05:01:19 pm »

Do you mean "large posterior" ?  embarassed
SRD

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 10:35:16 pm »

 laugh
Shame they played so few songs all the way through and I couldn't work out why the car was so important to the history of the sea shanty but generally a pretty good programme except for the bullshit about 'Shoals of Herring' being sung by late 19th/early 20th century Scottish female herring packers; the song was written by Ewan MacColl in 1960 for the Radio Ballad 'Singing the Fishing'.
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2010, 08:00:53 am »

Yes, I was expecting a bigger content of music...  cry
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2010, 07:28:40 pm »

...except for the bullshit about 'Shoals of Herring' being sung by late 19th/early 20th century Scottish female herring packers; the song was written by Ewan MacColl in 1960 for the Radio Ballad 'Singing the Fishing'.

I've replayed that bit a few times, and it doesn't suggest that the song was sung by late 19th/early 20th century Scottish female herring packers. It was remiss of the programme maker, though, to not say that it's a relatively modern composition.

Pretty good overall though for a documentary these days.

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