Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Musical Journalism

We watched the BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards last night- held at the Bewery in London. For the first time it was broadcast live which was really exciting.

Best band went to a favourite of mine called, Bellowhead - Jon Boden is the lead singer and l had a chance to talk with him at a local gig last year (Spiers & Boden). These guys are fantastic to hear live- major toe tapping stuff!!

I was really please to see the Horizon award go to a local lad who lives just across the water, Ewan McLennan. I love his sensitivity of the music- a great guitarist too.

Andy Cutting took Musician of the year - so well deserved!!

I could go on and on but will finish up with the winners of the Best Tradition award, The Fisherman's Friends, a group of Cornish men from Port Isaac who sing sea shanties. These regular blokes with regular jobs - builders and fishermen... stole the show for me. Their voices were rousing and their harmonies blended beautifully. Next time we're in Cornwall l'll be going to see them.


Anonymous said...

I some members of Bellowhead will regret swallowing so much ale and then tottering onto the stage in front of millions!!

HORIZON said...

lol- that was brilliant!

PEA said...

Sarah!!!! Omigosh, it IS you:-) I'm finally taking the time to come over and say "welcome back"!! I've just read all of your latest posts and I can see that you now have a granddaughter, she's adorable. I have one too now and she turned 2 years old on Nov. 3rd. They live about a 6 hour drive away so I don't get to see her that often but when I do, I enjoy every minute of it:-)

It really is so good to see you back and I look forward to hearing what you're up to these days!! xoxo

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