Isn’t it strange how one piece of music can spark off another and lead you down memory lane? When Dormouse kindly shared a favourite track, Telling The Bees by Big Big Train, it touched something in my mind and almost 40 years seemed to fall away, back to this song: Three Birds.
Waterfall , folk trio Keith Donnelly, Martyn Oram and Gilly Darbey played the university, and pub circuit during the late 1970s to the early 80s. I remember seeing them perform at college and loving them then. From a rake round online yesterday, I discovered there are many of us oldies who still feel the same! Even taking off the rose-tinted glasses (and forgetting the silly 70’s clothes and big hair!) there’s a lasting freshness about their work. What a shame that they never made it onto CD.
The title track was always my favourite: an allegorical love song about three rivals trying to win the love of a lady. Just listen to those haunting vocals!