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« on: December 18, 2019, 04:49:53 PM »

Decided to investigate this lot via YouTube (yes I know I'm slow - missed their debut at Croppers). So far my verdict would be about 50% of tracks excellent, 50% ok but heard it all before via the Albions etc etc. There's surprisingly little comment on this board, so I was hoping to stir some up...ÖÖ.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 04:53:25 PM »

At their very best live.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 04:59:24 PM »

I like them a lot. Both albums are excellent. Haven't had the chance to experience their live show as yet but looking forward to catching them at some point.

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 08:58:04 AM »

Albums are good and I'd have my % split around 70/30 (excellent/heard before) but they really come into their own live. Go and see them when you get the chance you won't be disappointed.
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2019, 06:32:37 PM »

Fabulous band , love em.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2019, 06:39:00 PM »

I think at least part of their appeal is that some of what they do has been done before but nobody else is doing it now. They are popular here (me included) for filling a gap vacated by others
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 07:00:49 PM »

put simply, they do folk rock   Tiara
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2019, 08:39:09 PM »

TradArr...  they are the best, I love them!
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2019, 08:40:09 PM »


I think at least part of their appeal is that some of what they do has been done before but nobody else is doing it now. They are popular here (me included) for filling a gap vacated by others


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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2019, 12:04:07 AM »


I like them a lot. Both albums are excellent. Haven't had the chance to experience their live show as yet but looking forward to catching them at some point.




Thereís a live album as well.  Also excellent.  It has a pretty strong Fairport vibe.

I guess the reason they donít get more comment is because they donít perform that many gigs.  Some of them have Ďproper jobsí as well.  I understand Guy runs a music course, for example.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2019, 12:17:47 AM »



I like them a lot. Both albums are excellent. Haven't had the chance to experience their live show as yet but looking forward to catching them at some point.




Thereís a live album as well. †Also excellent. †It has a pretty strong Fairport vibe.

I guess the reason they donít get more comment is because they donít perform that many gigs. †Some of them have Ďproper jobsí as well. †I understand Guy runs a music course, for example.



Didn't know about the live album. Thanks for the heads-up. I'll check it out!
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2019, 12:49:57 AM »




I like them a lot. Both albums are excellent. Haven't had the chance to experience their live show as yet but looking forward to catching them at some point.




Thereís a live album as well. †Also excellent. †It has a pretty strong Fairport vibe.

I guess the reason they donít get more comment is because they donít perform that many gigs. †Some of them have Ďproper jobsí as well. †I understand Guy runs a music course, for example.



Didn't know about the live album. Thanks for the heads-up. I'll check it out!


Iím not sure, but they may only sell it at gigs.  I picked mine up at Butlinís.

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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2019, 11:09:57 AM »


I think at least part of their appeal is that some of what they do has been done before but nobody else is doing it now. They are popular here (me included) for filling a gap vacated by others


Peggy commented to a member of this board at the pre Cropredy Trad Aaar gig that they aren't booked for the festival because those who like folk rock will come anyway!! Nothing like ignoring your core audience.
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2019, 11:19:52 AM »

Thanks very much, all. I shall definitely try to see them. It's certainly the case that a lot of current folk-rock bands have a relatively low-profile because they cannot afford to be full-time. It's true of Joshua Burnell, to whom you should definitely give a listen if you have not done so already. So Ö I guess this will be my last post before Christmas, so have a Very Merry One, Everybody  Smiley
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I think at least part of their appeal is that some of what they do has been done before but nobody else is doing it now. They are popular here (me included) for filling a gap vacated by others


Peggy commented to a member of this board at the pre Cropredy Trad Aaar gig that they aren't booked for the festival because those who like folk rock will come anyway!! Nothing like ignoring your core audience.


Very odd.  I always thought it was peculiarity of the highest order that the rebooted Albion Band never played there too.
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I think at least part of their appeal is that some of what they do has been done before but nobody else is doing it now. They are popular here (me included) for filling a gap vacated by others


Peggy commented to a member of this board at the pre Cropredy Trad Aaar gig that they aren't booked for the festival because those who like folk rock will come anyway!! Nothing like ignoring your core audience.


Very odd. †I always thought it was peculiarity of the highest order that the rebooted Albion Band never played there too.


They may not have been around for long enough. 18 months or so? And never really found an audience, though I think their album was great.
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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2019, 02:54:03 PM »

Nearly three years....first album 2017....
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2019, 03:02:49 PM »


Nearly three years....first album 2017....


Al's talking about the Albions
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2019, 03:15:19 PM »

ahhhh, ok, thanks!
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2020, 09:23:37 PM »


Thanks very much, all. I shall definitely try to see them. It's certainly the case that a lot of current folk-rock bands have a relatively low-profile because they cannot afford to be full-time.


Haven't spoken to PJ for a while, but it may be that Trad Arrr are taking a rest as he, Mark and Marion, together with Mat Davies,Sally Barker and annA rydeR are touring several dates in spring and autumn as the Sandy Denny Project.
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