Dave Faulkner and Noriko Tadano - Johnny Be Good

An excellent version with a Japanese three stringed instrument.

Stereopony (ステレオポニー) - Tsukiakari no Michishirube

Kerry posted this little gem. I right clicked on it and got an unexpected option, Copy Embed Code, so I did! Here is the result.

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Penlope Swales

I have been waiting for a long time fro Penelope to post on youtube, at last!

Trash the Planet

A favourite by Scared Weird Little Guys.

Elsie Marley’s Mates – Wheeze and Suck Band

The Wheeze and Suck Band is an Australian band, playing a mix of folk music styles. I only saw them briefly at the festival, but it was enough to want to purchase a CD.

Elsie Marie is a simply arranged dance tune that brings back such memories of listening to folk music in Melbourne in . . . → Read More: Elsie Marley’s Mates – Wheeze and Suck Band

Katie Rowe – the Simplest of Things

On one of the occasions, when I was on my own, I wandered into the second half of Katie’s performance at the Troubadour. This performance was my first pleasant surprise of the National Folk Festival and luckily I arrived just as Katie was about to sing Fred the Dog. Katie Rowe is an excellent song . . . → Read More: Katie Rowe – the Simplest of Things

The Rainmakers

Well, Visiting the National Folk Festival, of course I purchased some CDs. The Rainmakers (otherwise knows as the rigby thomson family band, being Jane Thompson, James, Maggie, Elsie and Naomi Rigby) was one of the best surprises of the festival. Kate knew them and insisted we all go and watch. Very clever and complex harmonies. . . . → Read More: The Rainmakers


I have been enjoying U-Tube a fair bit recently as much of my music is obscure and I can find a little over half of it on the internet. This one is not from a CD I own, but I have three of their CDs.

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Bored Musicians

I went with Dymphna and co to a performance of music that made my heart want to break. they played the folk song – Stenka Razin, one which the carnival is over is based. The musicians were spectacularly good and bored out of their brains. I wish they had a better life than playing to . . . → Read More: Bored Musicians

Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung

While driving around Deutschland in December 1987, I had listened to a lot of Deutsch radio. This song – küss die hand herr kerkermeister by Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung had been number 1 or 2 at the time. When I travelled back through Deutschland in January 1988, I purchased a copy of their CD . . . → Read More: Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung