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After the National Folk Festival


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I haven’t posted a music post here in a while. I kinda fell off the wagon of finding any new music quite a while ago. But over the weekend I had a lovely friend come down with the Sydney English Country Dancers to perform at the National Folk Festival, which is on every Easter here

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Christ is mine forevermore


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So, way back here I blogged about a song I loved at our annual Bishop’s Convention. I loved it so much I asked the friend who was leading the music at that convention about it and he sent me a demo recording, which I have enjoyed listening to since. Well, City Alight have now released a

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Reminding each other why it matters


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I was messing about in youtube again the other day and discovered that Sara Groves eventually did post an official (pseudo) video to my favourite of her songs, Why it Matters, back in 2014. I first shared the lyrics of this one in 2007, then a youtube video someone put together in 2011, so I

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John Cleese and the Sehnsucht in music and art


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I do believe John Cleese has felt the Sehnsucht. When asked by Margaret Throsby of ABC Classic FM why Mascagni’s Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana made him cry he says “it’s almost as though there’s a promise of something better”. Then I love it when he says ‘the definition of great art for me isn’t

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