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    Steeleye Span - Two Magicians

    I love the way the beat comes into this ballad, one of my favourites. And the fiddle is fab - Dave Swarbrick?

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    Dave Swarbrick is someone I really admire - may he rest in peace.
    I love the sound of his 'electric fiddle', but it ruined his hearing and in the end he left Fairport Convention and went back to acoustic fiddle.

    Information here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Swarbrick
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    Here's a favourite piece which treats a classical music favourite in the style of an Irish reel.

    The arrival of the Queen of Sheba in Galway Bay - DeDannan

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    Then there's Scottish Folk Rock - here's Shooglenifty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ella Beck View Post
    Here's a favourite piece which treats a classical music favourite in the style of an Irish reel.

    The arrival of the Queen of Sheba in Galway Bay - DeDannan





    I had that played at my wedding, but not this wonderful fiddle version you posted here, I love it. It would have been lovely too at the wedding.

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    'Scarborough Fair' by Simon & Garfunkel - yes, it's a folk song, but given slightly hippy treatment and popularised by the Dustin Hoffman film 'The Graduate':

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    Here's music that is at the boundary of art music and folk music, 'Lord Gallaway's Delight', by that fabulous group Les Witches. It's wonderful.

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    Another piece by Les Witches where Folk meets Baroque.

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