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Malcolm Austen

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Folk at the Proms
« on: July 20, 2008, 09:48:53 PM »

Amazing to see folk at the Proms tonight, even more amazing to see Bellowhead.
Squeezy playing the melodeon at the Proms, life is indeed sometimes sweet.
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Re: Folk at the Proms
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 10:37:51 PM »

Could have done without the pretentious prats from the music establishment condescending all over the evening - but all in all a good showcase.
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Re: Folk at the Proms
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 12:20:15 AM »

Agree with Falseknight about pretentious presenters - JB and PS looked politely p*ed off when asked what their definition of folk music was. Tuh! Still, it sounded as though the (somewhat sparse?) audience had a good time - they were loud enough singing along so I guess there were plenty of Bellowheadians there  ;D
I hope the Folk Prom takes off. Who shall we recommend for next year's? ::)
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Re: Folk at the Proms
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Re: Folk at the Proms
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 09:30:06 AM »

Well I was there with a bunch of Bellowheadians up in a box, and we had  a fabulous time. Haven't heard the interview yet - though we did see it taking place. Wasn't too impressed by the free afternoon concert though- the mixture of folkiness and classical really didn't work - Bella Hardy and Muscikas and the folkestra were great and the classical stuff just fell flat. But then I am a folkie, so what else an I going to think? Was quite amused that they felt they had to describe what a melodeon was in the programme - can't remember the description off the top of my head, but was something rather random  ::)

The afternoon in the park was also good :)

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Re: Folk at the Proms
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 10:28:14 AM »

I liked Paul's bit about Kensington Folk Club!  ;D
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Re: Folk at the Proms
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 11:17:37 AM »

Any idea what the 3 row with the metal grille Squeezy played (Loffet?)
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Re: Folk at the Proms
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 12:40:36 PM »

Squeezy played his three-row when he was depping in my band on tour a few months ago. It's a Bernard Loffet with his own layout that is (I think) fully chromatic on both sides. It also has internal mic's but I don't think he's using them at the moment.

I quote - "Bernard Loffet 3 Row 18 bass in D/G/accidentals - New to me - very good system although a bit heavy - I'm using it on some of the new S&B stuff and all of Pete's new numbers for Bellowhead because it's completely chromatic and so's Pete's stuff!"
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