Seeing as Ian Anderson has an interest in Asian music and I believe this is an ongoing project how brilliant would it be to see him involved with this at some time in the future?
I think that's a great idea - I think he could play with musicians from different countries, blending his style and producing new music. As long as he doesn't give up the day job - making a new Tull album!
Still going strong. Some details now out of date, gig wise, but 2 good links.
The original line-up of Pentangle - Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and Terry Cox - will appear live on Later... With Jools Holland on Tuesday 29 April. The show goes out at 10pm and Pentangle will also feature on the recorded show the following Friday. It's going to be a full year for Jacqui McShee. Not only is her own band, Jacqui McShee's Pentangle, touring in the autumn but she is also appearing with the original 1968 line-up for a series of reunion gigs (see elsewhere on the site).
Jacqui has enjoyed a career spanning more than 40 years but she is really looking forward to being so busy. The autumn tour starts on 5 September and runs til early October, covering Scotland, Wales, the south-east and the far west.
One highlight of the tour will be a show at Hall For Cornwall, the prestigious Truro venue, on 20 September. As usual, the Jacqui McShee's Pentangle autumn tour will feature a support act.
www.iconicmusic.com/ You will find the autumn dates on Jacqui's gig list by clicking the link above.
Story published 17 Apr 2008 Pentangle at Royal Festival Hall
The original Pentangle line-up at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in February 2007
The original 1960s line-up of Pentangle will perform an anniversary concert in London's Royal Festival Hall on 29 June 2008. The gig will be take place forty years to the day after Pentangle recorded the live album Sweet Child at the venue.
Tickets for the concert are available from the Southbank Centre Ticket Office on 0871 663 2500.
The London concert will be followed by a short tour in early July. Details of the tour dates are on the Pentangle MySpace page.
The band will feature founding members Jacqui McShee (vocals), Bert Jansch (guitar), John Renbourn (guitar), Danny Thompson (bass) and Terry Cox (drums).
I'm gonna throw you all a curve ball now......I'm sure there's probably not a huge demand for German industrial metal here but I love Rammstein. This is the spectacular Ohne Dich, which is an epic song and IMO could well be the best music video ever too. In todays world of throwaway music and corny videos it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside to see that there are still some bands out there who can produce stunning works of art like this.
Runrig, nice band who I have not heard in awhile. Memory tells me that their home was/is? the Isle of Skye. They used to be played on a nice radio show of long standing over here called "The Thistle and Shamrock." I dare say they and most other Celtic rockers borrowed a page from Runrig's once neighbor, Ian Anderson, and maybe a second and third one from the rockier elements of Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention. Quite good chefs to be borrowing pages from.
Blimey, other people like Runrig - shock, horror. Seriously, they are a great band and originally were the "house band" on the Isle of Skye. Formed in 1973, their first album was "Runrig Play Gaelic" issued in 1978 and again on CD in 1990 although I haven't read much about them in the past year or so. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. Any links anyone?
Right, it's marmite time.....Cardiacs. If there was ever a band that commanded utter devotion or utter loathing it's Cardiacs. If you don't know cardiacs this will either be a revelation or a really bad start to your day.
maddogfagin: Immediately below this shout box and above the visitor numbers/flags.
May 15, 2022 8:39:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT
ash: Is anyone aware of a recent statement from Ian saying he doesn't have COPD and it's only asthma? Just asking
Jun 1, 2022 9:21:29 GMT
rredmond: I thought it was both?
Jun 4, 2022 19:34:53 GMT
ash: One can be mistaken for the other because of similar symptoms but COPD is the nasty one! I'm talking an updated statement from Ian early this year.
Jun 5, 2022 9:16:48 GMT
nonrabbit: Sounds joyous smint100 - all round!
Jun 13, 2022 17:15:56 GMT
marshall: Hello, I was at the concert at De Montfort Hall in September along with a number of other shows. I try to get to as many as possible in the UK.
Jun 21, 2022 9:54:11 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thank-you marshall I travelled down from Scotland for the Marillion Weekend there, great venue isn't it! It was standing downstairs, I guess the Tull gig was all seated....did they sell out? Please join in on the forum threads! Cheers
Jun 22, 2022 10:23:28 GMT
marshall: I live in Cumbria and I had booked for the Glasgow show which was,of course, cancelled.
Jun 23, 2022 12:39:45 GMT
marshall: No need to thank me by the way. I was a member of this Forum some year's ago but I forgot my log in details. I will do my best to contribute. I have been a Full can since the early singles and I have some fabulous memories as well as tales to tell.
Jun 23, 2022 12:43:14 GMT
jackinthegreen: In that case welcome back marshall. I am a Full can too....if that's rhyming slang for Tull fan
Jun 24, 2022 20:23:29 GMT
jackinthegreen: I think you may have been neilstcleve
Jun 26, 2022 7:52:47 GMT
steelmonkey: My new. secret, self identity: Full Can. California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?
Jun 27, 2022 1:50:44 GMT
ash: "California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?" Many reasons if your family has Cockney routes
Jul 3, 2022 12:04:52 GMT
steelmonkey: People my age learned of it and some of it from 'A Clockwork Orange', way back when.
Jul 4, 2022 2:05:35 GMT
steelmonkey: And I was taught that Tull members and crew called us civilian fans 'Billies' for Billy Bunter = Punter.
Jul 4, 2022 2:06:56 GMT
ash: My granddad would use Cockney rhyming slang now and then, more so if he was having a Darby. I will let him off seeing as he was born about half a mile from St Mary-le-Bow church.
Jul 4, 2022 7:41:40 GMT