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20 Dec 2008, 12:27 by MrLarki become increasingly impressed with venue the gladstone snookered away behind Borough tube station. For anyone unfamiliar, this haunt of London has some of the best pubs in the city.
Anyhoo, i saw Mary Epworth And The Jubilee Band. I'd been meaning to for a long time, but hadn't because a severe case of sitting on my arse. Well, and playing music myself. She was great, but assures me she can be better, so I'll try and check her out again soon.
The real find of the night was Olivia Chaney. oh boy what a talent. she did arrangements of old folk tunes. mainly irish and Appalachian, but also some French and even a 17th century Italian opera. She accompanied herself on a hand-pumped harmonium, making full use of the drone effect, underscoring the connection between ancient north european music and eastern music pioneered by the late great Davy Graham. She also used detuned guitar on some tracks, as Graham did. Her voice is incredible and it's inspiring to hear someone with the confidence to launch into acapella. Everyone was spellbound.
I have also nearly killed myself with Christmas shopping. I don't normally do shopping.
Over and out.
12 Dec 2008, 11:37 by MrLarksomeone blogged about us here
we are Grantura
damn, i should write better journals. i wrote a really good one about all the music i'd bought from hearing it on last.fm. then i wrote another really good one about david's birthday - a night out with a bunch of 'below the radar' bands in Borough. but i lost them both when my browser crashed while i searched for links.
such is life
1 Oct 2008, 11:05 by MrLark