On the show this week – well, we’ll all find out together! The lurgy that was starting to take hold last Thursday has well and truly done so. So R&Bs shall have a special guest host for (presumably) this week only… Do tune in; I know I will be!
Other things to be getting on with –
PETER KNIGHT, erstwhile violinist with Steeleye Span for around 45 years and now focussing on the group GIGSPANNER mentions a new demo recording he’s recently put online:
“Gigspanner have been working on new material, including a song that is perfect for us. It is a song that we have searched for. It is a song that my wife Deborah found. It is a song that is sung and performed by Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, and transformed by Norma into something intriguing, in the way that only she can. It is a tune that is perfect for Roger to play, and the tune inspires a bluesy feel. It is called ‘Death and The Lady’ a song collected by Cecil Sharp.
We have a ‘first rehearsal’ recording for reference that has been loaded onto Soundcloud, so that you can hear it before we record it proper. A chance for you to hear the seed of the idea before it blossoms into a fully mature piece of work.
I have also been waiting to find a song that I can play my Octave fiddle with the Rat pedal as in ‘Bonny Black Hare’. This is the one.
Also, following on from the couple of Jim Keays tracks played on the show last week, ex-Masters Apprentices guitarist PETER TILBROOK has recently written and recorded the song “Goodbye My Friend” in tribute to his fallen bandmate: