Dogan MeRedirectt v Gypsyhead
Hobgoblin - HOBCDIOIO
Born in Brighton, Logan is a second generation Turkish Cypriot and fluent
Turkish speaker. Living in Sussex he has also been exposed to English
folk music - and a seeming requisite of every new young performer - has
studied a folk degree at Newcastle! This is his debut album.
It is described as a collection of traditional) and original songs and
tunes drawn from Turkish and English traditions and given : highly original
flavour by the unique and talented Dogan MeRedirectt'.
Dogan takes lead vocals and plays violin. He appears with his backing
group 'The Deerhunters' - a 5 piece featuring bass, drums, guitars, mandolin
The opening track - and my favourite is 'The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies'.
He gets a new take on it by adding an extra verse and incorporating the
morris tune 'Cuckoo's Nest'. The vocal has a similar distortion to that
used by Cher in Believe'! Other English trad songs are 'Seventeen Com'
Sunday and 'The Royal Oak' - where English and Turkish ships fight each
other! There are several self composed songs - including one about Brighton's
West Pier which was destroyed by fire.
True to his roots, he also sings several songs in Turkish.
Is this the future of English folk music?