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    Just a few vocal performances that have given me that tingly spine thing. You may have a few favourites of your own.

    Beth Hart with Jeff Beck - Purple Rain

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    Tedeschi Trucks Band - Any Day

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    The Staple Singers & The Band - The Weight

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    The vocal bits in Gorecki's 3rd symphony move me to tears. Sadness, joy and beauty.

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    The aptly-named Voice Squad, with The Parting Glass:


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    ^ Nice. That's a favourite tune of mine, I play it on flute and clarinet.
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    ...and one of the finest voices in the world, with Richard Thompson's magnificent ode to the bandmate and girlfriend lost in Fairport's 1969 van crash:


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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    ^ Nice. That's a favourite tune of mine, I play it on flute and clarinet.
    They recorded a great version with low whistle - Davy Spillane if memory serves - that was used at the end of Waking Ned Devine​.

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    This needs good speakers or headphones.
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    Pictures are all of Mull too! An interesting road to drive on by the Gribun cliffs, at 2.50, one I do fairly often.
    I don't know why I bother living in such a chithole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    This needs good speakers or headphones.
    That's a great album. I saw them a few years after it was released - I think they were touring Searchlight​ - and was quite impressed.

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    There was a time, not so long ago.

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    I saw Runrig at the Music Hall in Aberdeen many years ago. Great band.
    This one has been posted here before, but it's worth another listen. Also requires a lot of volume to pick up the quieter sound effects..

    Africa - Angel City Chorale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    ...and one of the finest voices in the world, with Richard Thompson's magnificent ode to the bandmate and girlfriend lost in Fairport's 1969 van crash:
    Thank you. I've missed this. I am a big fan of Mary. I think she has stopped performing, am I right? I never managed to hear her live.

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    higher and higher

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    I enjoyed this one from the first moment I heard it!



    https://youtu.be/Zk8YB3lMmms

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    A local product whom I remember seeing open for Stan Rogers not long before he died:


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    Texas Power
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    I've posted these guys before, but they're very, very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Thank you. I've missed this. I am a big fan of Mary. I think she has stopped performing, am I right? I never managed to hear her live.
    Me neither. I don't know if she has stopped performing - what a loss, if she has!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    I've posted these guys before, but they're very, very good.
    Oh, yes. I refrained as I have also posted them before. Great musicians, lovely people, and Ian in particular was a huge influence on my musical development. I was able to thank him in person a couple of years back, but sadly it was at their farewell concert weekend.

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    Girl power

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    I heard Mary Black with De Dannan, and also by herself. She was amazing, an almost superhuman voice.

    According to her website, she's still performing. Only concerts in Ireland listed, alas.
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    Thanks for the Kate Rusby, Osborne. Saw her in concert; love her voice

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Thanks for the Kate Rusby, Osborne. Saw her in concert; love her voice
    You're very welcome! Lucky man.
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    Kate Rusby is astounding! Here's a slightly obscure Canadian, Jane Siberry, with her "Calling All Angels" (supporting vocals by k.d. lang, no slouch herself). Jane's shows are like hot-tubbing with a dippy angel.


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    Heather Rankin of the Cape Breton musical family group The Rankins, featuring youngest sister Cookie and brother Jimmie, filmed in Cape Breton.

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    Something completely different, from very far south:

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    Garnet Rogers isn't all that well-known outside folkie circles, which is kind of a shame, as he's a fine writer, a great vocalist, and a killer guitar player to boot:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Something completely different, from very far south
    They were exiled for some time, IIRC, after the coup...

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    One more slightly obscure Canadian: James Keelaghan, with "Kiri's Piano", a song that never fails to bring a tear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    They were exiled for some time, IIRC, after the coup...
    They had the great good luck to be on tour abroad in September 1973. They might not have survived, otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Tedeschi Trucks Band - Any Day
    One of my all time faves. Susan could be seen as a kind of distillation of all this, don't you think? Like to hear her do the folk thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    One more slightly obscure Canadian: James Keelaghan, with "Kiri's Piano", a song that never fails to bring a tear.
    Here is the very definition of obscure: Keelaghan won a Juno and most Americans don't know what a Juno is! Pity. He writes and performs great songs!

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    The guy sure can sing...

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