Tag Archives: Davy Graham

Various routes to and from Nottamun Town

Recently reading the words to Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” I was struck by the similarity to the English folk song “Nottamun Town”.  Searching the Internet I found very few references to this connection (although plenty to the … Continue reading

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West meets East

On Friday I attended an excellent concert by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Tawadros brothers, Joseph and James. They played a mixture of Verdi’s 4 Seasons interspersed by original pieces by Joseph Tawadros. The Youtube clip froman earlier concert … Continue reading

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More from Renbourn and Friends

For all its faults, Youtube does have some extraordinary material, such as this Danish documentary on the music scene in London’s Soho in 1967. It starts with a very atypical 30’s style duet from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, followed … Continue reading

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More moves through the fair

Following the last Bach instalment, here are three more versions of She Moves Through the Fair. The first is the “official” Fairport Convention release, with Sandy Denny on vocals.  Much more polished than the demo version posted last time, but … Continue reading

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She Moved Through the Fair

“She Moved Through the Fair” (or “She Moves Through the Fair”) is a traditional Irish folk song. Here are three very different versions. The first, simple perfection, unaccompanied from Anne Briggs The second an orchestrated version from Harpist Loreena McKennitt, with … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Davy Graham

The English musician Davy Graham died from Lung Cancer on 15th December 2008, an event that received no attention from the mainstream media, at least here in Australia, but he was probably the single greatest influence on the British musicians … Continue reading

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