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Live from Minstrel Hall

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night posted a track of Diamond and Rust with reworked lyrics, recorded at their home in Long Island.

And apparently it went so well that on March 28 they did a whole hour of live music:

Thanks to deeppurpleos and Alexander Pronyakin for reposting the videos from the walled garden to youtube.

27 Comments to “Live from Minstrel Hall”:

  1. 1
    Keith Livingstone says:

    They did. And it was very good and very funny. Candice explaining to the audience about poor Ritchie communicating still via carrier pigeon and smoke signals ๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. 2
    Christopher Jones says:

    They came back on later in the evening to do some additional songs including Soldier of Fortune.

  3. 3
    Andra Purple Aribo Thompson says:

    Hope he gets the Strat on the night ๐Ÿ˜‰ that’s Strat not strap๐Ÿ˜ฐ

  4. 4
    D'ablo Bicasso says:

    I thought it was a Saturday Night Live skit

  5. 5
    BreisHeim says:

    This is wonderful.
    It’s great to listen to Ritchie and Candice playing again. It’s much more natural sounding than the new Rainbow.
    I hope they continue for a long time.

  6. 6
    Daniel Miller says:

    I thought that it was excellent. Candice’s singing on the First of May was sublime and seemed to put Ritchie into a reverie.

  7. 7
    Heepfan says:

    This sounds so good. Amazing how well Ritchie plays acoustic guitar. Way more natural than the latest Rainbow stuff.

  8. 8
    maurane says:

    excellent initiative from them ….

  9. 9
    John Dean says:

    Yes it was absolutely brilliant Richie guitar ๐ŸŽธ work and candice vocals are amazing and they where funny well done can’t wait till next time

  10. 10
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    I love this as well!:

  11. 11
    Adel Faragalla says:

    They are both in good health which all that matters right now. Thank you for the music.

  12. 12
    Drago Alberto says:

    ” We hate the CoronaVirus too”…

  13. 13
    stoffer says:

    never gonna be a big fan, but they look happy and safe and that’s great!!

  14. 14
    maurane says:

    excellent initiative from blackmore’s night …

  15. 15
    AndreA says:

    Pure sadness.

  16. 16
    ivica says:

    They are so compatible, so happy … and make good music
    Ritchie finally found singer for a long time.) Candice is great artist
    And DP happy too…long live DP famaily
    We have YouTube.. to venture into the old glory days of Mk2


  17. 17
    Gary Poronovich says:

    Question: did the Blackmore`s announce this event? and if so, where?

  18. 18
    Arthur says:

    Great fun, well done them, Ritchie very relaxed

  19. 19
    francis says:

    excellent initiative, that happiness!

  20. 20
    al says:

    yawn….boring and so predictable.Fuck this.Just make some new music Ritchie or hang it up.Don’t want hear covers recycled with our sugarcoating voice of your wife

  21. 21
    Rob says:

    I thought this was very generous and thoughtful of Candice and Ritchie. I loved it. Music in its most natural form. Fabulous to hear them playing We can work it out and Ritchie even singing.

  22. 22
    Bob Worm says:

    Al at 20. Get a life fella. He is 75 this montth, what do you expecg of him, it was great to see him relax and play and Candice sounded ace. Oh hang on, of course we live in an age where Sean Connery could still play James Bond and Dayley Thompson can sill win gold medals. Get a life and stop with the negative waves, everyone else seems happy

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    Paul Tiplady says:

    Great stuff. Who wears the trousers?!! I bet she doesnt take any crap from the man in black lol !It was good to see Ritchie in ‘ normal bloke ‘ mode ! Brill. Beautiful Candice as always. How about some of the other DP guys doing something as well ? God knows we need it these days ๐Ÿ™

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    Cool Hat says:

    Anything that spreads positive energy is welcome right now.

    Chill out number 20.

  25. 25
    Cool Hat says:

    I’m not a Blackmore’s Night fan so I didn’t anticipate that I’d want to watch the whole long video. I’m really glad I did.

    What a lovely rapport they’ve got. That’s beautiful. There were some really emotional moments in that music.

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    Rock Voorne says:


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    Thomas Randall says:

    I just ‘discovered’ Blackmore’s Night on a search for Christmas carols better than Perry Como or Wayne Newton, etc. I cried listening to O come o come Emmanuel. I’m not used to crying, I’m a soldier and a sailor, a tinker and a teacher. I’ve experienced listening to songs sung as they would have sounded before my first immigrant ancestor left his father and mother behind in Somersetshire. Songs he knew, I am sure, his father being the Rector at High Ham in 1660. Keep on making this wonderful musical journey, I’ll be listening from now on.

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