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« on: August 01, 2017, 11:10:11 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 08:30:22 AM »

Overall, a very pleasant set from the amiable Mr MacLean, but I can't help wishing Ralph McTell had been in this slot as he was last year (which I missed) ; that would've been an ideal curtain-raiser for the Saturday evening Fairport marathon.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 12:33:23 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 12:41:43 PM »

I liked him. Didn't know any of his songs but it didn't matter, just right for that slot.

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 03:16:35 PM »

Never seen him before.
Never heard any of his songs.
Really enjoyed him. Very entertaining bloke.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 03:52:52 PM »

Unfortunately it coincided with the toast etc, but I liked what I managed to hear.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 03:55:38 PM »

I was impressed, clearly understood the job he had to do, great stage presence and a warm, engaging set.

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 04:15:11 PM »

He was one of the names I was excited about seeing when the line-up was announced, hence I missed the toast (sorry, folks!), and he was as good as I had hoped he would be.  He could have maybe done a little less of getting people to sing along, and fitted another song or two in, but that's a minor complaint.  Would love to see him again sometime.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 05:16:52 PM »


I was impressed, clearly understood the job he had to do, great stage presence and a warm, engaging set.

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 11:29:46 PM »

When I didn't look at the stage I thought I was listening to Dick Gaughan? Undecided Huh
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 12:15:38 AM »

He's a great bloke and a great singer/songwriter. I'm sad I missed Caledonia due to excessive Toasting at the Bar.
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 01:17:09 AM »

"When I didn't look at the stage I thought I was listening to Dick Gaughan?  Undecided Huh"

Dick Gaughan Lite, maybe   Wink
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 07:59:33 AM »

An excellent set. Melodic tunes, well delivered lyrics and an amiable personality who engaged the crowd. What a pleasing contrast to the shambolic Marillion set! Maybe it's because we're from the folky end of the spectrum but this was one of the highlights of our weekend.
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 08:33:53 AM »

A true professional, as always, but I felt that he struggled with the size of the crowd. I really enjoyed his set, and the inbetween dialogue, but I think he would have done better if he'd not tried to get the crowd to sing along to every single song.

I really would like to see him again at a smaller venue, maybe a theatre.
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 09:23:49 AM »


I think he would have done better if he'd not tried to get the crowd to sing along to every single song.


That's the thing. He's used to audiences who have come to see him and only him, so he expected people to sing along and to know the tunes - and the lyrics!

Having seen him on BBC Alba on Dec 31st one year, I can testify that, with the audience as above, he came across as brilliant.

He was very good, anyhow.
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2017, 09:28:09 AM »

Saw him on his own a few years back, and with a captive audience to engage with he was much more at home. Still enjoyed his set though.
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2017, 09:31:18 AM »

Agree that smaller audience comments but songs with great melodies and words. Relief after previous hour or two
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2017, 10:53:09 AM »


He was one of the names I was excited about seeing when the line-up was announced, hence I missed the toast (sorry, folks!), and he was as good as I had hoped he would be.  He could have maybe done a little less of getting people to sing along, and fitted another song or two in, but that's a minor complaint.  Would love to see him again sometime.


Same for me and would've liked to have been at the toast just to introduce myself as I've no idea who I'm conversing with on this site! Unfortunately I also missed hearing Caledonia as I had a desperate need for a pee at that precise moment  Embarrassed
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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2017, 11:13:54 AM »

I've never seen him or heard him before but I thought he was great.  I was at the front of the stage for most of his set and thought he was very engaging. A bit of proper folk in the middle of a load of other mind-boggling and generally wonderful stuff!
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2017, 12:13:15 PM »

I thought he was ideal for this time. Luckily I had managed to get my tea during a previous act, and saw all of his set. Not heard his music before, but I was soon signing along. Great warmup for Fairport.

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