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« on: November 08, 2018, 07:31:12 PM »

Super excited about this.

http://www.the-unthanks.com/tour-dates/

I'm off to Cardiff  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 06:45:03 AM »

Annoyingly, work is getting in the way of this.  I have a spare ticket (PDF) if anyone is looking for one (Cardiff Tramshed next Tuesday) - it's sold out.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 09:58:38 AM »

Having seen the Unthhanks a few times I am finding them all a bit serious and ‘ academic, reverential’. A little too arty, too self aware.
A distinct lack of fun ....but it’s probably me....
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 07:51:29 PM »


Having seen the Unthhanks a few times I am finding them all a bit serious and ‘ academic, reverential’. A little too arty, too self aware.
A distinct lack of fun ....but it’s probably me....

No Dave, you’ve hit the nail on the head. I’ve seen them twice, extremely talented but no fun. Life’s too short....
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 08:52:21 PM »

No idea when you've both seen them, but they've had me in tears (of sadness and of laughter).  They're everything that's great about 'folk' music, and not in the slightest academic or reverential.  I think, anyway.  Horses, courses...
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 09:29:03 PM »


No idea when you've both seen them, but they've had me in tears (of sadness and of laughter).  They're everything that's great about 'folk' music, and not in the slightest academic or reverential.  I think, anyway.  Horses, courses...


I've seen them twice recently too, first time dull dreary and up their own @rse second time enthralling and engaging  ... both times don't remember laughing though.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 09:49:14 PM »


No idea when you've both seen them, but they've had me in tears (of sadness and of laughter).  They're everything that's great about 'folk' music, and not in the slightest academic or reverential.  I think, anyway.  Horses, courses...

Like I said ...probably me....
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No idea when you've both seen them, but they've had me in tears (of sadness and of laughter).  They're everything that's great about 'folk' music, and not in the slightest academic or reverential.  I think, anyway.  Horses, courses...


I've seen them twice recently too, first time dull dreary and up their own @rse second time enthralling and engaging  ... both times don't remember laughing though.

Fun doesn’t mean laughing. For me it’s a lightness of touch. Steeleye , recently, played magnificently, honoured the tradition but played with ‘fun’. I.E looked like they were enjoying it.....
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 11:54:18 PM »

The Unthanks?
No thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2019, 12:50:02 AM »

They're like Marmite I suppose. However, although I like Marmite, I've only liked one song of theirs, "The King Of Rome". Which wasn't theirs, but the performance was good.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 01:59:33 AM »

Absolutely love them.
To me they are one of the few acts in the folk world doing anything remotely original.
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2019, 02:19:38 AM »


They're like Marmite I suppose. However, although I like Marmite, I've only liked one song of theirs, "The King Of Rome". Which wasn't theirs, but the performance was good.


Ditto.
(Lucy Ward’s version is spine-tinglingly superb)
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2019, 08:01:03 AM »

Please excuse me if I sound a bit p1ssed off but I was trying to sell a ****ing ticket here, not have a discussion about how good the band I was trying to sell the ticket for was.  Or not.  Ok?
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2019, 11:07:22 AM »

Probably the dullest thing I've ever seen. But Steeleye with the current line up, now you're talking.
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2019, 11:39:34 AM »


Please excuse me if I sound a bit p1ssed off but I was trying to sell a ****ing ticket here, not have a discussion about how good the band I was trying to sell the ticket for was.  Or not.  Ok?

I would want to go but I currently can't drive, three of their concerts are in my top ten, the shipbuilding project, with an orchestra at Stollers Hall and at Leeds town hall doing the Emily Bronte stuff. There always seems to be a backlash against acts who have purity in there vocals (such as Kate Rusby) and popularity is often off putting. But whatever you think of them they are always interesting and don't rest on their laurels unless their laurels involve singing well and producing interesting harmonies. Still June Tabors version of king of rome is my favourite, and from there output I tend not to go back to the Antony and the Johnsons, Roberet Wyatt album as much. Still each to their own. Popularity and purity of vocals does tend to bring certain people out of the woodwork and it's lovely to hear from them!
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Please excuse me if I sound a bit p1ssed off but I was trying to sell a ****ing ticket here, not have a discussion about how good the band I was trying to sell the ticket for was.  Or not.  Ok?
Have you tried the venue? They might have a waiting list...
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2019, 01:23:24 PM »


Please excuse me if I sound a bit p1ssed off but I was trying to sell a ****ing ticket here, not have a discussion about how good the band I was trying to sell the ticket for was.  Or not.  Ok?


Crikey. Chill.
It’s a discussion board too, and you are free with your opinions on other threads, so I don’t quite understand your anger.

Hope you sell your ticket.
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Please excuse me if I sound a bit p1ssed off but I was trying to sell a ****ing ticket here, not have a discussion about how good the band I was trying to sell the ticket for was.  Or not.  Ok?

Sorry David. I apologise. We must police these threads more carefully so it doesn’t happen again. Otherwise it would just be like a discussion forum or people chatting..... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Lips Sealed Smiley
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Please excuse me if I sound a bit p1ssed off but I was trying to sell a ****ing ticket here, not have a discussion about how good the band I was trying to sell the ticket for was.  Or not.  Ok?

I would want to go but I currently can't drive, three of their concerts are in my top ten, the shipbuilding project, with an orchestra at Stollers Hall and at Leeds town hall doing the Emily Bronte stuff. There always seems to be a backlash against acts who have purity in there vocals (such as Kate Rusby) and popularity is often off putting. But whatever you think of them they are always interesting and don't rest on their laurels unless their laurels involve singing well and producing interesting harmonies. Still June Tabors version of king of rome is my favourite, and from there output I tend not to go back to the Antony and the Johnsons, Roberet Wyatt album as much. Still each to their own. Popularity and purity of vocals does tend to bring certain people out of the woodwork and it's lovely to hear from them!

Probably not the thread to discuss this Brendan but I am probably influenced by folk clubs of the sixties when some clubs treated the tradition with such reverence that it became arid.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2019, 04:57:22 PM »


Probably the dullest thing I've ever seen. But Steeleye with the current line up, now you're talking.


Not the absolute dullest, but certainly dull the three times I've seen them. You're right about Steeleye, great fun last year at Salop.
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