I thought I really should draw your attention to Colin Irwin’s ‘In Depth’ profile of Peter Bellamy, which has just gone up at propermusic.com. Many of you will be familiar with Colin as one of the longest serving and wisest critics working on the folk scene. It something he’s been doing since his Melody Maker days back in the 70s and 80s. Bellamy is a central pillar of this site, both as an inspiration to Jon and also for the music he has contributed, whether taken from the tradition, self composed or interpretations such as his settings of Kipling’s poems. Colin has the first hand knowledge to bring Peter to life using this summer’s performance of The Transports as his starting point, catching the wave of Bellamy appreciation that seems to be growing all the time. If you’ve not heard The Transports, I can only add my opinion that it is a masterpiece, but encourage you to read Colin’s article as he knows far more about the subject than I ever can. Follow the link above or click on Peter’s picture to go straight there. Whether you count yourself as a fan or not, or simply don’t know the piece is essential extra reading, so that’ll be your homework assignment for the weekend.
Archive for November, 2011
In case you’ve missed it, we now have a series of podacsts covering the specialist music genres…
Episode 10 of Propermusic.com’s new series of weekly podcasts, produced and hosted by award-winning broadcaster Trevor Dann, is available now for free streaming and download through iTunes and for those that don’t like iTunes also on SoundCloud.
Bellowhead members Paul Sartin, Pete Flood and Ed Neuhauser join Trevor Dann to talk about their new Hedonism Live DVD & tour, their musical influences and just how an 11-piece collective works. Featuring tracks from Bellowhead’s Hedonism CD.
It’s entertaining stuff and highly recommended. Please subscribe spread the word and so forth. You may also like to have a look at this.