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GUEST,Santa Lord Lucan/Barry Halpin (24) BS: Lord Lucan/Barry Halpin 09 Sep 03

Letters in the Guardian today from Mike Harding and Tom Walsh.

The recent book describing how Lord Lucan escaped the police and media hunt to set himself up in the Far East as "Jungly Barry" has been exploded by the identification of "Jungly Barry" as Barry Halpin, itinerant Irish musician and teacher from Liverpool, who performed in various NW folk clubs in the 60s and 70s.

Nice to see folk performers making the front page of national newspapers....though I could have done without Mike's poem, I don't suppose Ted Hughes was much cop on the penny whistle, either.

I don't recall Barry Halpin, maybe he didn't perform at Blackpool in the mid-70s. Anyone else remember him?

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