Nice questions, John Ross, and right up my alley.
I remember The Shanty Boys. I had an "I Enjoys the Shanty Boys" pin.
Here's an update. Lionel is in Brooklyn but he is on dialisis and couldn't make it to the NYBGOT reunion in Washington Square, this year. Roger was there, and so was John Cohen, who told me that Mike was well.
Kenny Goldstein was a close freind and I am still in touch with his wife, Rochelle and his daughter, Rhoda.
I lost touch with the Beers Family after Bob was killed in an accident on the Taconic Parkway and Evelyn remarried. Their Fox Hollow Festivals were the best I have ever known. Besides, the psaltry, Bob played a fiddle with an arched bow.
I thank you for reminding me of "Acres of Clams". I used to love to sing that song.
Carolyn Hester was married to Richard Farina? Wasn't she that beautiful blonde from Texas?