Some one toldme to Choose—————

Clicking on these links may well take you to other writings under today’s topic in the LBC canon:Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Noor, Padmini, Ramana, Rohit, The Silver Fox Whispers, The Student Diaries, Will ,Nema, Paul , Plain Joe and Grannymar . However, as ever I am following instructions:

Here is my choice:  A sample of the sort of thing being produced by Damien Barber (a traditional musician from Norfolk). He has the sort of vision I had back in the 1970s and early 1980s and found myself laughed out of court by the “traditional” folks in the English Folk Music World. And this was before River Dance. Oh boy, did I enjoy saying…”Nerrr! I told you so!”

Okay we did not have Hip Hop in those days but we had all sorts of other music that had been brought into the country….. My favourite dance? Look at the Long Sword at about 1min 20secs in…. danced as I always said it should be… with zip and not plodded along like so many back in those days.

So : “Time Gentlemen Please”  (Click here)

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “Some one toldme to Choose—————”

  1. Grannymar Says:

    I am glad someone told you! Now I wish I was as light on my feet and had have the energy of those guys and gals.

  2. blackwatertown Says:

    Great video – thanks for the pointer to it. I really enjoyed it. I like the trad stuff too – but was never too picky about orthodoxy – thank God for the Pogues.

  3. Delirious Says:

    Interesting mix of traditional and modern day. I also prefer the traditional though.

  4. padmum Says:

    That was refreshing!! Thanks.

    • magpie11 Says:

      Refreshing? Yes I think I agree there. The vigour of young people, physical and mental, is instructive.

      Last time I worked with some young people teaching English Long Sword Dance we had to display what they had done and they danced to English tunes played by quite an ethnic mix, African (can’t remember which country), English melodeon and Indian fiddle and Anglo-indian drummer. The fiddler suggested that we get the youngsters to dance to “Bhangra beats” next time…so I said come on then…and they did….it brought the house down. BTW the dancers were a real mix of races.

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