Sunday, June 18, 2017

Left Blank's Compil Folk 17


Left Blank said...

Folk 17

Feilimid O'Broin said...

When I last commented on your incredible compilations, I admittedly whinged a bit about the lack of storage space on my four external hard drives and the adverse impact on my ability to indulge my single addiction or mania (depending on whether one consults with my wife). Already knowing the solution, but pursuant to your and Crimson King's advice, I finally cracked the piggy bank and purchased a 4-terabyte external hard drive which will afford me relief for at least the better part of a year (I hope). I'm pondering whether to deduct the cost as a medical expense on my taxes next year given the direct correlation between my mental and physical well-being, and these compilations, as well as the other great music posted on this blog.

The above is a verbose and cumbersome way of thanking you, Crimson King, and the other contributors for taking the time and making the effort to maintain this singular blog. When it comes to folk music, it has no peers and the cost of the fifth external drive, as well as its brethren and sistren drives, is insignificant when I consider the intense pleasure my family and I derive from listening to the eclectic folk from so many countries that all of you generously share. So often we are taken back by what we hear here to the college radio stations, small concert venues, and coffee houses of our home state.

More succinctly, go raibh mile maith agaibh; that is, a thousand thanks to you all. In particular, a special thanks to you. Having created my own compilations in years past, I know it is no easy task to decide what to include and in what order to create a recording that's worth the listening and all of yours have been great and highlighted singers and musicians with whom I am not familiar and whose recordings I will eventually purchase. That's all from the western shore of the Chesapeake in these small hours of the morning as I catch up on downloads from the past couple of weeks. I hope the series continues for at least a few more recordings.

CrimsonKing said...

Thank you for your words.
This incentive to our work is fundamental to keep the blog always with high quality.

Joseph Healy said...

My favorite song on Vol. 17 is "The Fabled Hare".

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