Posts Tagged ‘English Folk Expo’

Nov
11


Fifty Verses from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo.

This is, I think a literally entrancing song. It is written by Nancy Kerr, half of the duet of Nancy Kerr and James Fagan. They are joined here by Jess and Richard Arrowsmith and together they are the Melrose Quartet. The song is a fine example of modern folksmithing and the performance is pure ear candy to boot.

The performance is from the Homegrown Festival a presentation of The Met Arts Center, in collaboration with the English Folk Expo (EFEx) in Bury, UK.




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Nov
11


Be Lucky from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo.

The formidable Power Folk trio of Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Amanda Sykes deliver a lesson on life –and the music business. The performance took place in the Castle Armoury Drill Hall in Bury and the event was a joint production of The Met Arts Center and English Folk Expo (EFEx).




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Nov
07


THE COLD FURY OF JEALOUSY: Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker At Homegrown Festival and EFEx from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo.

I’d go back if I could

Take you down and bury you in the woods

Steal your past and erase it if I could

Don’t think I wouldn’t, I would

For how dare you love anyone but me

How could you love anyone but me

Like a captive I would keep you chained

Keep every moment in every single day

And every person who’s ever meant a thing to you

I’d erase them that’s what I would do

For how dare you love anyone but me

How could you love anyone but me

And this madness, what am I thinking of?

So destructive for my love

I’m a coward and I’m trying not scream

”Oh you traitor what have you done to me”

How dare you love anyone but me

How could you love anyone but me

And I’ve seen you, laughing in the light

I see it over and over every night

And it’s torture to think of you with her instead

And it hurts no less for being only in my head

How dare you love anyone but me

How could you love anyone but me

……Yes, she has a beautiful voice. Yes, it’s wonderfully played. But this song is such a totally honest and riveting expression of bare naked jealousy and speaks so directly (as sometimes only folk music can) that I knew as soon as I heard it that it would be my favorite tune in the set. ‘Nuff said.

For more about the artists visit: josienneclarke.co.uk/




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Here’s where you’ll find my weekly original world music video blogs that appear on Huffington Post, as well as an archive starting in April of 2009.

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