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What's in your CD player?

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Sat February 14th, 2009, 3:11 am

Linda Thomson lost her voice for the next two years as a result of hysterical dysphonia set on by her breakup with her former husband. She made a new start in 1984, singing with "The Home Service" at the National Theatre's production of medieval mystery plays and in 1985 she released her solo album One Clear Moment, then fell silent for eleven years.
I'd never heard of dysphonia before.

I recall seeing Fairport Convention in concert many years ago when they did a tour of NZ, and have recent albums by both Richard and Linda somewhere in my collection.

A friend recently lent me the DVD of a Scottish band called Runrig . This concert at Loch Ness was probably the high point of their career, though they are still around. They are associated with Scottish nationalism and attempts to keep Scottish Gaelic alive. This one's for Chuck :)
Runrig singing their song "From the North" to scenes from the movie "The Vikings"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FOQqiWSeyE&feature=related
Last edited by annis on Sat February 14th, 2009, 3:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

chuck
Bibliophile
Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sat February 14th, 2009, 5:05 am

Thank you Dear Annis....really enjoyed the Vid. and the music was very fitting...Very interesting band....."The Vikings" brings back many a fond memory....Thank you

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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Sat February 14th, 2009, 6:14 pm

She was not the only woman who married a member of Fairport Convention to suffer dysphonia. So did Shirley Collins, but I think in her case it lasted longer.

Runrig have a great rendition of The River is Wide.

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Sat February 14th, 2009, 9:20 pm

Posted by Volgadon
She (Linda Thomson) was not the only woman who married a member of Fairport Convention to suffer dysphonia. So did Shirley Collins, but I think in her case it lasted longer.


How bizarre! It's not something that's all that common either, I wouldn't have thought. I magine the frustration of being rendered voiceless when yo're a singer. I always feel sorry for Julie Andrews who lost her ability to sing after an operation.

Someone else has heard of Runrig! I didn't know of them at all until I was lent this DVD called "Wheel in Motion", of a 1991 concert performed at Loch Lomond ( Sorry, I think I said Loch Ness earlier)
They do a rocking version of "Loch Lomond" as well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzQ1pNfbe3Q

chuck
Bibliophile
Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sun February 15th, 2009, 3:43 pm

Sunday morning coming down time with James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" playing in the background along with a fresh ground French Roast coffee......

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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Sun February 15th, 2009, 5:36 pm

This is fun

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sun February 15th, 2009, 6:00 pm

Definitely YES.....

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Sun February 15th, 2009, 6:15 pm

Israeli-Irish music? It's very good. Shows the universal appeal of the Celtic sound. :)

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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Sun February 15th, 2009, 7:26 pm

SOme Moody Blues, some Hevia and some Nic Jones

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Thu February 19th, 2009, 5:49 pm

The Floyd (Pink Floyd) Comfortably Numb....Next up Van Morrison..."Astral Weeks".....Heard he is doing a Astral Weeks live Tour....interesting


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