Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Marie Little" (UK Folk 1973)

Beautiful Brit folk backed by Barry Dransfield (Fiddle), Smiley Bowker (dobro), Doug Sherriff (melodeon), Dave Bland (concertina).

Marie Little is a well known and popular entertainer around the folk clubs of Northern England. Based in Salford, Marie appears regularly at folk festivals-testimony to her enduring popularity. She knows how to entertain an audience, and with the first song establishes a rapport with them.
Marie covers a wide range of songs by contemporary songwriters, and accompanies herself on guitar. She is also an accomplished songwriter. With her strong voice, and a warm and friendly approach, a concert with Marie is always an enjoyable experience, whether it is held in a small folk club or large festival stage.

Karl Dallas, Melody Maker:
She has the sort of direct ethnic approach that makes Jenny Beaching and Vin Garbutt so immediately appealing. What is remarkable and surprising is that when she sings she turns out to have the rich, pure tones of which international folk superstars are made, if she were to care about such things, which I rather doubt.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous nildro-hain said...

Thanks again! I heard this such a long time ago and cannot wait to hear it again...it is such a lovely album.

03 December, 2006 16:46  
Blogger The Irate Pirate said...

Very interesting album; a combination of american bluegrass and english folk. I haven't heard anything quite like this before. Thanks for digging up forgotten gems!

10 January, 2008 03:36  
Anonymous TheMartian said...

I know Marie well from folk club days in the North East of England. Lovely lass! Haven't heard her sing for yonks.

Thanks.

15 July, 2009 14:58  

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