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GUEST,Jon Dudley Seeds of Love radio programme (33) RE: Seeds of Love radio programme 05 Sep 03


Enjoyed the programme thoroughly and it helped me beguile the cheerless hour whilst stuck on the M25. Malcolm Taylor's presentation was, I felt, superb - a well judged and balanced melange of opinion and fact which seemed to cover most points of view about Sharp in the limited time available, but then what do I know. Having read the scholarly arguments over on mustrad, I still rather subscribe to Norma Waterson's and Martin Carthy's view in the programme that Sharp was absolutely obsessed with what he'd found and his joy in collecting was unconfined. Whatever your political persuasion, thank goodness Sharp did have this wonderful obsession...his shortcomings, motives and results have given us all something to debate ever since and upon which to hang our points of view! Meanwhile we can still sing the songs and quietly remember the sort of men and women from whom they were collected and marvel that someone had the nous to save their heritage.

Three cheers for Malcolm Taylor and supporting cast.


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