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Bushtrekker
14-06-2012, 19:03
BBC1 Griff Rhys-Jones following the drovers roads from Skye to Falkirk

scenictraveller
14-06-2012, 19:14
you should see the wildcamping spot at glenelg as its not far from the ferry and on the beach.err maybe not :)

reminds me of

The Corries --- The Portree Kid - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPqFuBiwV4)

the curries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPqFuBiwV4

Bushtrekker
14-06-2012, 19:20
Are the Corries still around?

scenictraveller
14-06-2012, 19:41
unfortunatly not m8 one passed away recently.

MORGANTHEMOON
14-06-2012, 19:59
Love the Corries.

My favorite.

The Corries Shoals O' Herrin' - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVgRuLXCQlw)

Bushtrekker
14-06-2012, 20:05
I first sang in a club when I was 16 and they were on TV every week.

MORGANTHEMOON
14-06-2012, 20:12
I first sang in a club when I was 16 and they were on TV every week.

I am an avid lover of folk music and in turn brainwashed my children acordingly.
I used to watch the spinners and saw them in Cardiff once but this song my kids loved.

The Spinners - Abiyoyo - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCaQymAtALc)

MORGANTHEMOON
14-06-2012, 20:24
I also like this version of the shoals of herring.

Luke Kelly: (The Bonny) Shoals Of Herring - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x7zgIAWzuM)

whitevanwoman
14-06-2012, 20:32
I have some of the Spinners songs indelibly engraved in my musical memory from childhood as they were one of my dad's fave bands and we would have to endure "Love is teasing" or "On the banks of the Ohio" on long car journeys. I haven't heard some of those songs for years but I bet if I did I could still sing them word for word.

Folk music is my favourite form of music although I would say I have an eclectic taste in music, and that I do like modern or "new age" folk / traditional style music best. Over the past couple of years, I have started going to folk music festivals, and am loving it, and as a result started playing violin again after a 30 year break, I'm not very good but can now play a couple of well-known tunes and am starting to get a little more confident about playing in public. Until last year, I hadn't been to a music festival for 20 odd years but at folk festivals, there is such a range of ages that I don't feel out of place or too old. That was one of the reasons behind buying my Tranny van, and in the past couple of months, it has proved worth every penny. I'm off to a folk festival tomorrow for the weekend in the Tranny, just me and the dog and my violin, with no anxiety about going on my own, and no wet and muddy tent and camping kit to bring back on Monday. Despite the dire weather forecast I'm really looking forward to it.

Bushtrekker
14-06-2012, 20:35
Are you off to the folk and boats festival?

MORGANTHEMOON
14-06-2012, 20:40
I have some of the Spinners songs indelibly engraved in my musical memory from childhood as they were one of my dad's fave bands and we would have to endure "Love is teasing" or "On the banks of the Ohio" on long car journeys. I haven't heard some of those songs for years but I bet if I did I could still sing them word for word.

Folk music is my favourite form of music although I would say I have an eclectic taste in music, and that I do like modern or "new age" folk / traditional style music best. Over the past couple of years, I have started going to folk music festivals, and am loving it, and as a result started playing violin again after a 30 year break, I'm not very good but can now play a couple of well-known tunes and am starting to get a little more confident about playing in public. Until last year, I hadn't been to a music festival for 20 odd years but at folk festivals, there is such a range of ages that I don't feel out of place or too old. That was one of the reasons behind buying my Tranny van, and in the past couple of months, it has proved worth every penny. I'm off to a folk festival tomorrow for the weekend in the Tranny, just me and the dog and my violin, with no anxiety about going on my own, and no wet and muddy tent and camping kit to bring back on Monday. Despite the dire weather forecast I'm really looking forward to it.

I like a range of music but I return to folk music as it relaxes me or gets my toe tapping. I always promised myself I would learn to play the banjo because I just love that sound. I would love to go to folk festivals but unfortunately my wife does not share my passion and listens to Enrique and westlife. not a musical instrument in sight. But there's nothing better than the relaxed atmosphere of a folk concert. I went to see Kate Rusby last year she was amazing.

whitevanwoman
14-06-2012, 20:41
No, it's just a little local folk festival (edit : actually I think there's going to be quite a range of music styles but predominantly acoustic music) not far from where I live (close enough to nip home for a hot bath if needs be ;) )

Ravenstonedale Festival (http://ravenstonedalefestival.co.uk/)

scenictraveller
14-06-2012, 20:58
ive always wanted to learn the banjo even thought of getting one from andy banjo,he takes the chinese made ones and improves them
not mutch cost.

please note dont call em banojes

or you could end up playing the bogpipes

My PVC Instrument, DRS Talent Show (Original) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D2o8F2MOuI)


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