A photograph I have hanging on the wall in France. It shows my reflection in the mirror as I interview Altan's Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh one night in Donegal
MUSIC TO HELP US THROUGH LOCKDOWN
I am grateful to everyone who has taken the trouble to respond to my series of Lockdown sounds, artists male and female, duos, bands seen live and so on .. with singer-songwriters to come.
Those responses have come directly to Salut! Live and at Twitter or Facebook. From Jon Marks came a quite exceptional effort.
He's lovely bloke I've met all of once (drinks before a Portsmouth-Sunderland match; I support Sunderland, he supports Spurs but lives in Pompey after which the detail of connections loses relevance to a folk music site).
But he has gone to the bother of replicating my device of listing top 10s in each category (when not inventing his own). His follow:
So, will respond based on live acts I have seen: Best bands; best folk acts; best female solo and best male solo. There’s loads of performers I wish I had or will see!— Jon Marks (@Marks_Jon) April 23, 2020
Best 10 solo artists male seen live
Best folk acts seen live
Paddy Maloney and Matt Molloy
Best female artists seen in concert
Best bands seen live
War on Drugs
Graham Parker and The Rumour