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For The Love Of Folk! (Raymond Considine)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

In spite of a broken finger, Raymond Considine’s stream of flawless folk was performed to perfection. His musical talents and delectable singing voice were evident as he worked his way through a large repertoire of old and newer folk songs, including a particularly captivating rendition of Richard Thompson’s ‘Beeswing’. If this weren’t enough, Considine played with the idea of the formulaic nature of folk music, asking the audience for suggestions between songs, in order to create an improvised bespoke folk ditty. While an interesting concept, there were some awkward pauses in the set as he worked on the song in his head. There is no doubt, however, that this will become slicker over time and is definitely worth waiting for.

Laughing Horse @ Biddy Mulligans, until 23 Aug (not 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18), 3.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Victoria Beardwood]