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Review of the recent Clon gig

Discussion in 'Press and Media' started by SteveT, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    This was special, very special. In a DeBarra’s so crowded, to paraphrase Pat McCabe, “you couldn’t turn a sweet in your mouth”, Roy Harper served up a show for the ages. Fans travelled from as far afield as South Africa, continental Europe, Manchester and Kanturk for a rare performance by the indefatigable troubadour in the venue where his Mojo magazine “Hero” award sits quietly behind glass in the front bar.

    Full review here:

  2. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    Cheers Steve, great review, however I have to disagree with his opinion of Me & My Woman, it was hardly "the only blemish on an otherwise perfect canvas" :confused1:
    It sounded great from where I was sitting!
  3. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Several people also commented afterwards about the beautiful strength of his singing voice. No flies* on Roy!


    *It means you are active, alert and clever. Implying that flies won't land on something that's moving, only things that are still or stagnant.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  4. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    It did seem like an odd comment to me too. Either, the bloke just doesn't like that song, or he didn't want to look too gushing in praise.
  5. ColinP

    ColinP I've got a zappy little nappy

    Not sure where the Me and My Woman comments came from, especially as Roy gave a fairly lengthy introduction to what the song was about.

    I also disagree that he was wearing a cardigan, definitely a waistcoat :)
  6. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Perhaps the reviewer was doing an "andi" and reviewing the gig before it actually happened and just guessed at things ?!?
  7. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Ha! I did entitle it a preview of a review to avoid confusion and gave a copy to Tracy before the gig. As a template it comes out remarkably accurate I must say; especially as I penned it in the hotel surrounded by drunken revellers at two in the morning! To be only 5 feet away from Roy was exceptionally infectious like the Guinness-laden bar only 20 feet away!


    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013

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