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PERFORMANCE

A damp rural Yorkshire Sunday evening in October, hardly the sort of evening to leave the fire side to listen to a little known duo launch an album. Yet when I arrived at The George and Dragon,Wentworth, the pub was already at standing room only status.


Not having seen The Rawmarsh Mashers before I had no idea what to expect other than what I had read and heard on their lively Myspace page.The Rawmarsh Mashers are what could be described as a popular folk duo, the component partsbeing Dickie Masher (Millard) who takes the lead vocals and Myke Masher (Barratt) who provides lead guitar and backing vocals.


The opening to the first set was unusual to say the least. With no prior introduction Dickie launched into Tom Paxton’s “If I Were a Troubadour” which instantly gripped the audience, and then without hesitation what I discovered must be a standard Masher song “My Old Guitar” written by John Isherwood.


We were then taken on a journey of Rotherham and Rawmarsh with songs they have collected and changed to fit their home Town. “The Martians Have Landed In Rawmarsh” a corruption of Bernard Wrigley’s song about Wigan bringing much laughter.


But there was serious material to, their rendition of “Ordinary Man” standing out for it’s anger and rawness. In fact their range of material was remarkable, traditional songs like “Two Recruiting Sergeants” and “Jessie Munroe” being punctuated by light Musical Hall numbers “Signora” and “Shine”, or contemporary songs from the like’s of Robb Johnston, you really have to hear their treatment of “Be Reasonable” which has you demanding “the impossible NOW!”.


Without a doubt this was a fun night of songs, many of which I had not heard before or had not heard in a very long time and I take my hat off to The Mashers for collecting and researching such an unusual song book. Matt McGinn’s “Three Nights and Sunday Double Time” I had not heard for years.


A note to for Phillip Hartley who gave wonderful support to The Rawmarsh Mashers material, with his rich voice and contemporary songs he wrote himself, from his own Album “Words and Music” and available for down load from CD Baby.


The evening belonged to The Rawmarsh Mashers who provided us with great entertainment, and at the end of the evening a big smile on my face.


This was not clever serious folk and The Mashers made it clear from the outset that anyone expecting soft classic traditional folk tunes would be disappointed. But no one could be disappointed with this performance, it was both sharp and witty and a refreshing change to many concerts I attend. This was music simply for fun, right up to the final song where joined by Phillip Hartley the Mashers sang out their farewell with “Bugger Off You Bastards”.


The Mashers album “Deliberate Mistake” is available direct from their Werb Site HERE, or for download from Napster, Itunes or AmazonMP3.


Why “Deliberate Mistake”? you’ll have to check out a Mashers Gig for yourself to find out.      



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