Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Vin Garbutt "The Young Tin Whistle Pest" [Live]
(UK Folk 1974)

Born Vincent Paul Garbutt, 20 November 1947, South Bank, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England. Having served a six-year apprenticeship with ICI, Garbutt decided to go to Europe in 1969. While there he managed to earn his living by singing and playing in bars. When he returned to England, he continued performing in a full-time capacity as a singer/songwriter, guitarist and whistle player. Garbutt has a distinctive voice and commands a huge following on the folk circuit, both at home and abroad. His albums have been well-received but many feel that live performance show Garbutt at his best. His combination of jigs and hornpipes, played on tin whistle, are backed by songs of strong insight. One example of this is "The Chemical Workers Song", from The Young Tin Whistle Pest, written by Ron Angel of the Tees Side Fettlers, a group in which Vin played a major part diring the early stages of his long career.
And also, this live album includes fine trad songs and tunes such as "My Love's in Germany" and "The Lover's Ghost", there are very strong self written tracks.

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Complaint received from Vin Garbutt himself...

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice! FYI, the title of this album is a play on a British music show of the 1970s, The Old Grey Whistle Test, which featured longer rock/folk performances, rather than shorter pop songs. The album cover art also reflects the OGWT logo.

01 September, 2006 02:39  
Blogger Ailis said...

Thanks for reposting, I missed this one earlier !!!

18 March, 2007 21:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my favorite folk LPs. Ta very much!

Cheers,

Ivan.

19 March, 2007 08:46  
Anonymous southbankliverlover said...

It was my great misfortune to be posted (yes, a civil servant) to Teesside in 1972. I thought I'd got over it all (the filth, the violence, the being shot at, the hatred of Scots, and so on). This just brings it all back ...

Not Vin's fault entirely, of course, but don't get me started on "knocking old Slaggie Island down" - I was there.

09 August, 2007 07:11  

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