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The Transports 2017!

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AROUND ME BRAVE BOYS
BRISK YOUNG WIDOW
NOSTRADAMUS
OAK, ASH, AND THORN
On Board a 98
THE BARLEY AND THE RYE
THE GOOD LUCK SHIP
THE OLD SONGS
WE HAVE FED OUR SEA FOR A THOUSAND YEARS


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Subject: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 20 Dec 16 - 02:01 PM

Seats booked!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 20 Dec 16 - 02:05 PM

Port Arthur??

Gerry


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Dec 16 - 02:11 PM

You mean the Peter Bellamy piece? When? Where?


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 20 Dec 16 - 04:01 PM

The Transports 2017


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 16 - 04:44 AM

Also booked for Milton Keynes!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: selby
Date: 21 Dec 16 - 06:21 AM

I believe it is also on in the summer ar Shrewsbury's festival
Keith


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Weasel
Date: 21 Dec 16 - 07:40 AM

It's playing at the Met in Bury on 28th January

Weasel


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: severed-head
Date: 21 Dec 16 - 04:25 PM

I'll be at the show at Cecil Sharp House. Should be great!
Garry


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,S Byers
Date: 03 Jan 17 - 03:14 PM

Not being well advertised outside the folk scene, not even within it. SB


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Joe_F
Date: 03 Jan 17 - 05:45 PM

Oh. *That* Cambridge.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Jan 17 - 06:06 PM

I think it would be a wonderful idea if any money made from Transports was donated to The Samaritans, if that happens already, please accept my apologies.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,ChrisJBrady
Date: 03 Jan 17 - 11:19 PM

A better charity would be the Child Migrants Trust for the thousands of orphaned children forcibly shipped out to Australia for farm fodder by the British Government, during the 20th c. (and before).

http://www.childmigrantstrust.com/our-work/child-migration-history


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: John Routledge
Date: 04 Jan 17 - 07:23 AM

Will be very interesting to see how the updating works.There is a full house at Bury so a stimulating evening is assured.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 04 Jan 17 - 08:10 AM

I am amazed that this is the first mention I have seen of this.

Can only wish them the best of luck with it.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 04 Jan 17 - 09:54 AM

I have booked seats at The Sage


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 17 - 12:14 PM

"Not being well advertised outside the folk scene, not even within it. SB "

I don't know about outside of the folk scene but plenty of publicity within it down here including a two page interview in Folk London. Where are you located?


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,SB
Date: 04 Jan 17 - 10:00 PM

I'm located in London. What is Folk London? Nothing in (free) Timeout London either. Metro? Evening Standard? Community radio stations? Southbank programme? Only heard about the show on Mudcat - but not how to get tickets. Is there a list of venues anywhere; and ticket prices? Website?


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Michael
Date: 05 Jan 17 - 03:32 AM

The Transports 2017


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jan 17 - 04:07 AM

If you go to The Young 'Uns website there is a list of dates/venues Folk London is a folk magazine that you can get from various venues or you can get it posted out to you


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: severed-head
Date: 05 Jan 17 - 04:17 AM

Folk London


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 05 Jan 17 - 11:59 AM

See the Cecil Sharp House event is £22 for a 2 hour show - less if there's a mid-show interval. That's pricey.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 05 Jan 17 - 02:49 PM

Guest,SB
The Cecil Sharp ticket page is :
https://uk.patronbase.com/_CecilSharpHouse/Productions/21/Performances




Ents24 seems to be used quite a bit by the busier bands.
I use their 'alerts'/'track' button and I don't get bothered with any extra spammy stuff.

get alerts for a venue e.g.
https://www.ents24.com/london-events/cecil-sharp-house 
or get alerts for an artist e.g.
https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/the-young-uns 
or see 'folk' in London
https://www.ents24.com/whatson/search/genre/celtic%2Cfolk/near/London/radius/10/order/date


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 05 Jan 17 - 03:36 PM

When I see things like "Award-winning record producer Andy Bell will be the sound engineer for the production" I start to worry whether it will be deafeningly loud. I had to walk out of one production last year in (of all places!) the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: a representation of a Jacobean theatre, with lighting only by candles, yet amplified sound.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 07 Jan 17 - 10:55 AM

The trick is to set record level at no more than 50% at the start to allow for such inevitable increases in volume through the gig, that normally avoids any overloading of the recorder's mic preamps, which sounds terrible when using a modern digital recorder!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 01:48 PM

Show starts in 12 minutes time at 7pm GMT!!

Discussing The Transports on the Folk Show!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 07:19 AM

"Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,ChrisJBrady - PM
Date: 03 Jan 17 - 11:19 PM

A better charity would be the Child Migrants Trust for the thousands of orphaned children forcibly shipped out to Australia for farm fodder by the British Government, during the 20th c. (and before).

http://www.childmigrantstrust.com/our-work/child-migration-history" possibly,but you seem to have missed my point, Peter Bellamy, who composed the Transports committed suicide, the Samaritans are there to help suicidal people, with their help Peter MIGHT STILL BE WITH US TODAY


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,ChrisJBrady
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 11:56 AM

Point taken .... Iam sorting out loads of Beeb programmes about Peter - I'd forgotten his sad passing. To me he is still alive with his singing 'ear-worming' around in my head.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 06:54 PM

re: charities
They seem to have some contacts with local refugee support groups. Maybe they'll have some sort of exit collection.
There are some links here on their "Parallel Lives" page :
http://www.thetransportsproduction.co.uk/parallel-lives/ 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Matthew Crampton (the narrator) has written a book and show Human Cargo.
Info and interesting short video about it here
http://humancargo.co.uk/m.home.html 
& SoundCloud link to him with The London Lubbers in the show
https://m.soundcloud.com/user-919240888/human-cargo-summary-of-the-show 


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 05:24 AM

"I think it would be a wonderful idea if any money made from Transports was donated to The Samaritans, if that happens already, please accept my apologies."

I wonder if, in fact, it will make any money, after all the performers must be paid and such a project will require not an inconsiderable amount of rehearsal time, to say nothing of venue hire, agents' fees, and I would imagine a lawyer and accountant are needed for contractual and financial matters.

One can always ask one of the performers on the merch table. I got the impression from Paul Sartin that a recording will be done, and the one rehearsal recording aired on the Folk Show sounded very good indeed - despite my dear wife insisting that the ladies should have been higher in the mix!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 06:52 AM

Guest post at 05:24 AM was me, unaware that I was not logged in!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 02:18 PM

Listen to Front Row, BBC Radio 4 right now- talking about this new Transports production, with sound clips and interviews!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 02:21 PM

Front Row: Jackie, The Transports, TS Eliot Prize, 'Yellowface' row

The Transports is a ballad opera telling the true story of two convicts who fell in love in prison as they were waiting to be sent on the First Fleet to Australia. They had a child, were cruelly separated, but thanks to a kind gaoler, were eventually united. It was recorded in 1977 by giants of the folk world - June Tabor, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson. 40 years on a new generation of folk stars - Nancy Kerr, Faustus, the Young'Uns - are touring their new production. Samira meets them as they rehearse and finds The Transports has plenty to say about exile and migration today.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 06:15 PM

Meanwhile here is Folk on 2 with Jim Lloyd about the original The Transports ...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/9bnd8aizlbq9vv4/Folk_on_2_-_The_Transports_-_1987.mp3


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 17 - 01:12 PM

I'D TRANSPORT THE LOT OF THEM TO AUSTRALIA AND THE SOONER THE BETTER- NOWT TO DO WITH FOLK MUSIC, IT'S SHOWBIZ


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Michael
Date: 17 Jan 17 - 03:01 PM

Tradition has it that one usually reserves judgement until one has actually seen/heard it.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 17 Jan 17 - 04:01 PM

Well it sounds pretty good to me, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing the production!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,SB
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 04:31 AM

rActually two years ago a visiting school from Australia performed their own version of The Transports on a tour around the UK. I saw them at Victoria Gardens on The Embankment in London. There was a storm brewing and the sound effects from the boats on the Thames and the thunder kind of emphasised the ambiance of their theatre.

Likely most of the kids came from migrant families - that is they had direct connections with Australia's social history. Whereas I doubt very much whether those involved with the current Transports show have many (if any) links to anything to do with emigration.

I also agree that the current Transports is 'showbiz.' Bellemey's more authentic contribution to the folk scene must surely be his Maritime Suite - alas still unissued and largely ignored. Ditto his Kipling Ballads.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 01:59 PM

Jesus Christ - the whingers are never satisfied, in fact Nancy Kerr said that her husband (James Fagan) is "a direct descendant from this period".

Doubters should listen to the BBC Radio 4 programme mentioned above, for full explanation of the thought behind the project


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 02:33 PM

hello Bonzo- think I may be a 'descendant from that period' as well, otherwise I wouldn't be here ??
peter Bellamy may have been a lovely fella, but his voice bore little relation to any traditional singer I've ever heard, live or recorded, and I couldn't listen to it then or now...


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Michael
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 04:05 PM

Peter's voice is only relevant to the 1977 version.Whether he was a 'lovely fella' or not is irrelevant: It has no bearing on the current production.

Peter wrote The Transports and for that he should be lauded; Wikipedia (I know; see other thread) says 'it is often cited as Bellamy's greatest achievement'.
A new version is now being performed, and that's what this thread is about. See it, hear it, then judge.

Mike


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 04:12 PM

Thanks for the link...
Noreen - PM
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 02:21 PM

Front Row: Jackie, The Transports, TS Eliot Prize, 'Yellowface' row


Transports starts~14:20



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! Ha! : GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 17 - 01:12 PM
I'D TRANSPORT THE LOT OF THEM TO AUSTRALIA....

You could get this thread going again
thread.cfm?threadid=85697


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 20 Jan 17 - 03:15 AM

"A new version is now being performed, and that's what this thread is about. See it, hear it, then judge."

Well said!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 17 - 04:28 AM

It's just showbiz- tickets at £22!- might be a good idea about it all going to charity but think there's little chance of that- folkies have a living to make- ie showbiz


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Jan 17 - 04:45 AM

Nothing within 2 hours of me, yet.

Added a link to the Folk Radio page on his Wiki entry - bit more publicity for them. (if it sticks)


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 21 Jan 17 - 05:24 AM

Presumably it will be recorded officially (get your mics and recorders ready!!!), I wonder if it will be filmed for TV or similar? I do hope so.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Speedwell
Date: 21 Jan 17 - 10:44 AM

I too am looking forward to seeing the production in Cambridge next week. I think it's a fitting tribute to Peter's talent that his folk ballad-opera is still out there on tour.I hear from the radio programme that it has been added to and given a present day relevance which seems in keeping with the folk process. As well as being an historical awareness-raiser concerning the plight of 18th century transportees I hope it will also bring younger folk enthusiasts to know the work of a much missed Bellamy.Show business perhaps but show business with a folk music aspect to it and that's not so often seen.I agree with Good Soldier Schweik that a Samaritans collection would be a good idea; for the reasons already outlined.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 21 Jan 17 - 11:19 AM

Ah yes, a collection would be very good, but to think that the performers should play for free doesn't bear thinking about.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Jan 17 - 11:40 AM

? The Mr Red wiki link above goes to an 'edit' page, was that intended ?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Wikipedia page for The Transports :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Transports


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 21 Jan 17 - 12:18 PM

Musn't forget to fix bonzofessional mics to a clean shirt !!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 21 Jan 17 - 01:59 PM

A clean dark shirt of course with collar button hole for 100% stealth - infinitely more so than mics fitted to glasses with a croakie!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 11:58 AM

"I believe it is also on in the summer at Shrewsbury's festival"

Good, so good quality audio & video will be available!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 12:17 PM

Peter Bellamy's wiki entry

Obviously I hadn't logged out before I came back to Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 02:54 PM

from a recent email

"The tour's largely sold-out, but there are still a few tickets at

Cambridge this Tuesday 24th Jan,
Glasgow on 25th,
Sage Gateshead 26th (very few),
Milton Keynes 31st,
Crawley 1st Feb and
Shoreham-by-Sea 3rd Feb"

"I'll be performing Human Cargo with The London Lubbers near Brighton on 2nd March. The lovely Robb Johnson's asked us to perform at his Railway Roots club at The Railway Inn, Portslade.

We're looking to set up other Human Cargo dates for the Spring."


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 03:30 PM

should "Human Cargo" have its own thread?


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 05:43 PM

Thanks keberoxu, I hadn't looked


"Human Cargo"
thread.cfm?threadid=159702


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 24 Jan 17 - 05:27 PM

More info re 2017 production of The Transports


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Speedwell
Date: 25 Jan 17 - 11:57 AM

A fine first performance last night to a full house. Matthew Crampton's role of narrator worked very well I thought. It's good to see a folk performance bringing in so many people. Good luck with the rest of the tour guys.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 25 Jan 17 - 01:13 PM

Thanks b3l & Speedwell. I'm looking forward to it.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 25 Jan 17 - 05:18 PM

So are we!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Jan 17 - 08:52 PM

Also good reports on Facebook from those who saw it at Glasgow's Celtic Connections this last night


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 26 Jan 17 - 06:38 AM

On a FB shout someone mentioned the lack of cast info at the venue(idk if they could have bought a programme)

folkradio.co.uk gives this as
The Cast

Henry Cabell: SEAN COONEY (The Young'uns)

Susannah Holmes: RACHAEL MCSHANE (Bellowhead)

The Father: PAUL SARTIN (Faustus/Belshazzar's Feast/Bellowhead)

The Mother: NANCY KERR

The Narrator: MATTHEW CRAMPTON

The Turnkey: GREG RUSSELL

Abe Carman: DAVID EAGLE (The Young'uns)

The Shantyman: SAUL ROSE (Faustus/Waterson: Carthy/Whapweasel)

The Jailer: BENJI KIRKPATRICK (Faustus/Bellowhead)

The Coachman: MICHAEL HUGHES (The Young'uns)

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2017/01/documentary-the-transports/ 


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Speedwell
Date: 26 Jan 17 - 12:23 PM

Thanx for the cast info. I managed to acquire a poster from the venue - strictly above board of course. Also on the merchandising side of life - I would definitely have bought a teeshirt if there had been any (profits to charity perhaps). But hey it's really all about the show and the music (and Peter of course). It was a good opportunity to publicise the work of local refugee and migrant organisations and good to see that happening.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Speedwell
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 11:08 AM

Good review in Guardian. Excellent.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 11:37 AM

" Comic turns and a happy ending … 
... without a single weak link or sub-standard number, this truly is a transport of delight. "
Alfred Hickling
Friday 27 January 2017 


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/27/transports-review-sage-gateshead-botany-bay-convicts-peter-bellamy-ballad-opera-younguns-nancy-kerr-faustus  


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 05:59 PM

Good tonight in Buxton.
I'm not sure that we heard all the original songs? I've a bad memory for that sort of thing.
Not Showbiz
but yes, Richard Mellish ( 05 Jan 17 - ) , louder than I needed. Good clear diction from all of them and good sound so I'm not sure why they needed such volume. Using one earplug made it bearable and clear enough. The unaccompanied songs were lovely.
Matthew Crampton's narration worked really well.

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It might be worth taking the old track list

Track listing (original release
Overture (5:39)
Ballad of Henry & Susannah, Pt. 1 (1:02)
Us Poor Fellows (5:14)
Robber's Song (2:50)
Ballad of Henry & Susannah, Pt. 2 (2:16)
Leaves in the Woodland (4:52)
Ballad of Henry & Susannah, Pt. 3 (2:34)
I Once Lived in Service (4:50)
Norwich Gaol (4:45)
Sweet Loving Friendship (3:43)
Ballad of Henry & Susannah, Pt. 4 (2:57)
Black and Bitter Night (7:10)
Humane Turnkey (1) (1:49)
Plymouth Mail (4:25)
Humane Turnkey (2) (1:07)
Green Fields of England (4:27)
Roll Down (2:20)
Still and Silent Ocean (5:32)
Ballad of Henry & Susannah, Pt. 5 (4:24)
Convict's Wedding (3:23)


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Transports#Track_listing_.28original_release.29


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 06:39 PM

I had long been looking forward to hearing this then suddenly got landed with work! Ah well, maybe another time.

Weasel


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 28 Jan 17 - 12:15 PM

Loud - excellent, record level at no more than 33%!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 29 Jan 17 - 08:06 AM

Many extremely favourable comments on Twitter regarding the show's excellence!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 02 Feb 17 - 01:46 PM

Superb performance at The Hawth in Crawley last night, looking forward to possible CD. Sound level was just right (too loud indeed!!!)


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: severed-head
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 03:49 AM

Fabulous show at Cecil Sharp House last night.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 09:56 AM

"Many extremely favourable comments on Twitter regarding the show's excellence!! "
Hope there is nothing important in my Twitter timeline at the moment as it is totally swamped by justifiable praise for The Transports.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 12:30 PM

My wife bought the original LP after a concert by Peter Bellamy. It was the only copy he sold.

On the cover, he wrote QANTAS on the bow of the hulk, and added; "To Freda, Thank you for making my night!"

We thought the message was humorous, and didn't realise how desperate he was beginning to feel.

I wish he could read all these compliments today.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 04:17 PM

Fortunately the theatre only requested no photography!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Noreen
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 08:42 PM

Are you implying you recorded it, Bonzo?


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 04 Feb 17 - 04:30 AM

I wish I had taken photos without flash which would not disturb the performers.


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Feb 17 - 12:32 PM

Now listed for the Shrewsbury Folk Festival!!!


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Subject: RE: The Transports 2017!
From: Piff
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 07:00 PM

I was lucky enough to see a production at the Hastings International Folk Festival back in 1987. My 5 year old daughter thought it was a "turkey" that rang his bell! Peter Bellamy was there in person, and it was wonderful - just as good as the studio recording. I always found the record - marvellous though it was in most respects - was spoiled by the Watersons' rendition of "Sweet Loving Friendship" which should be a tender love song, but they just charge through it with no soul or feeling at all. It just sounds as though they were using the song for practising their close-harmony work. Anyway, never mind that now - the work is alive and well, thank goodness.


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