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Lord Andy’s Alternative Folk night

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My lovely RL partner, Lord Andy, is great pals with our very own Mr Sword Starfall, and between the two of them, they are real folk aficionados. Andy is a musician and has played in folk bands back in the day, as well as working for the popular Brit folk band, Fairport Convention (and we all know that Mr Starfall is a huge Fairport fan), so that all works out very conveniently.

Sword suggested that Andy should put together a playlist of some of his favourite folk tunes, and come in-world to introduce them with a little background trivia.

So this is what they did. Andy collected his playlist, and Sword found the tunes and streamed them for us, providing a really great evening of ‘alternative’ folk. Now I’m by no means a fan of traditional folk music, but Andy’s selection was most enjoyable, and he made a big hit with our regular guests, so I think he will be doing this more often. In fact, the bug has bitten and he is already working on his next set – The Glam and Grot Rock Years of the 70’s πŸ™‚

Here are a few of my favourite tracks from the list, so you can enjoy them yourself, and see the ‘alternative’ side of the folk set (I’ve put the full list at the bottom of the page).

  1. Everyone’s got love bites but me – The Whiskey Priests
  2. Clear White Light – Lindesfarn
  3. Gypsy Dance – All About Eve
  4. Lark in the Morning – Fairport Convention (ft Dave Swarbrick)
  5. Old No 7 – Devil Makes Three
  6. Ace of Spades – Hayseed Dixie
  7. Amsterdam – Al Stewart
  8. Angel Delight – Fairport Convention
  9. Bangor and Mash – Devil Makes Three
  10. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan
  11. Candy – Paolo Nutini
  12. Please Don’t Throw me to the Christians – Wild Willy Barrett
  13. Carnival Girl – Martin Harley Band
  14. The Crane Wife 3 – Marianne Faithfull & Nic Cave
  15. Cripple Creek – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
  16. Fisherman’s Blues – Waterboys
  17. Hangin’ β€˜Round – Lou Reed
  18. Hey Joe – Otis Taylor
  19. Hurt – Johnny Cash
  20. Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
  21. Love in the Afternoon – Martin Harley Band
  22. Marrakesh Express – Crosby, Stills & Nash
  23. Battle of Evermore – Led Zeppelin (ft Sandy Denny)
  24. Mountain Dew – Grandpa Jones
  25. The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band
  26. The Queen and the Soldier – Suzanne Vega
  27. The Return of Pan – The Waterboys
  28. Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills & Nash
  29. Swing Live Away (Acoustic version) – Rise Against
  30. Ten Million Slaves – Otis Taylor
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