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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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    This sounds as if it's an old time American tune but it was written in the late twentieth century. It's at the heart of the Ken Burns film about the American Civil War, which I've just finished watching - so tragic, and yet so fascinating.

    Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar:

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    A wassail with electric guitar - folk music that isn't, quite, by Steeleye Span -

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