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The BBC Proms 2011

The BBC Proms 2011

Mike: 30.7.11 Most men would be delighted to receive “a rather strange” request from Kathryn Tickell and so it proved, when Kathryn contact me in early February of this year, to discuss an idea she had in mind. She explained that it would involve the music of Percy Grainger….the Wilson Family singing a Traditional Shanty […]

Mike: 30.7.11

Most men would be delighted to receive “a rather strange” request from Kathryn Tickell and so it proved, when Kathryn contact me in early February of this year, to discuss an idea she had in mind.

She explained that it would involve the music of Percy Grainger….the Wilson Family singing a Traditional Shanty of our choice…. and, what she thought might be the sticking point, singing a section from “What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor” accompanied by an Orchestra…this she hoped would not be perceived as … “too poncey” by the Brothers! (more…)

Finding Nic Jones

Damien: 20.7.11 A few weeks ago I had one of the most roller-coasting weekends since becoming a professional folk singer 22 years ago. The logistics were complicated enough but it was the variety of shows that really threw me. On Friday 27th May The Demon Barber Roadshow was booked at Knockengorroch Folk Festival in SW […]

Damien

Damien: 20.7.11

A few weeks ago I had one of the most roller-coasting weekends since becoming a professional folk singer 22 years ago. The logistics were complicated enough but it was the variety of shows that really threw me. On Friday 27th May The Demon Barber Roadshow was booked at Knockengorroch Folk Festival in SW Scotland, not a huge distance from our base in Yorkshire but far enough to warrant a stopover, which the majority of our members did. I on the other hand had to be in London by 4pm the following day for what was to become one of the highlights of my career to date. Google maps suggested that Knockengorroch to London was about a 7 hour drive, add an hour or 2 for delays and the realities began to sink in. Rather than sleep in a tent and suffer an early morning I plumped for a split journey and leaving a muddy Roadshow in a field in Scotland I headed off around midnight for a Travel Lodge near Warrington. (more…)

Blog Starting Soon!

We thought it was about time we started a Blog on here and so we shall! We’ll probably cover mostly folky related things but it will hopefully give you more of an insight into who we are, what we do, what we’ve done and what we’re going to do! Damien & Mike

We thought it was about time we started a Blog on here and so we shall! We’ll probably cover mostly folky related things but it will hopefully give you more of an insight into who we are, what we do, what we’ve done and what we’re going to do!

Damien & Mike