Category Archives: Bach

ACO, Pekka Kuusisto, Sam Amidon, Pentangle and Wedding Dress

Murder and Redemption, the current ACO concert series, led by guest musical director Pekka Kuusisto and folk musician Sam Amidon, combines American and British folk songs with the works of Janáček and John Adams. Here Pekka Kuusisto talks of performing the … Continue reading

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Christy Moore sings Beeswing

Back in 2011 I posted a link to Richard Thompson’s song Beeswing, sung by The Little Unsaid.   That post still brings a trickle of visitors to his site, which led me to this version by Christy Moore: and Christy Moore’s … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Magic …

… from Alana Hicks, Leonard Cohen, and Buffy St Marie. Alana Hicks is a friend of my daughter’s.  This is her story: … which reminded me of a song I heard once on the radio over 40 years ago, and … Continue reading

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Chris Hadfield reviews 2016

Canadian Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, reminds us of all the great many positives that happened in 2016. : It’s easy to forget that this year saw a great many positives

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The Lime in the Coconut …

… is a song by Harry Nilsson, released in 1972: but somehow, the BBC managed to record three gorillas singing the same song in 1971: Thereafter, the song was recorded by a wide variety of creatures, including Muppets: and Dannii … Continue reading

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Can you spare a dime

I enjoyed this rendition of a classic song by Martin Simpson: I also enjoyed this comment: daniel gorney1 year ago Bravo. A very fine rendition. My daddy, Jay Gorney, who wrote the music, would have enjoyed it as much as … Continue reading

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The Pentangle in Europe

Two recent You Tube uploads of Pentangle performances in Europe.  The first is from Norwegian TV in 1968, singing the Anne Briggs song The Time has Come: The second from French TV in 1972, with 6 songs, mostly from their Reflection LP:

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