Blandiver said, amongst much else
"But, as I keep saying (and it's not a matter of saying something often enough either) it's a million country miles between Harry Cox and Peter Bellamy. One is real and the other illusory, and no matter how compelling that illusion might be, it pays to be aware of how (and why) the one thing is very different from the other.
Thomas Hardy makes much the same point about the mummers in Return of the Native, but can't just put my hand on a copy atm
He should know, he played the fiddle...
I'm glad to see the horse finally made an appearance..