I seem to recall Pete Coe's account of this was aired on uk.m.f. some little while back so a DejaNews search might turn something up - although I expect Richard Bridge will shortly forward the definitive version here.
And while Pete Coe is "in the frame" - his current working outfit, Ryburn Three Step, have received very enthusiastic receptions to their work at Sidmouth this year and last year; look out for them, they are a real treat. AND it seems the magnificent New Victory Band album is likely to be re-released on CD (unfortunately most of Pete & co's past recordings are lost in the black hole called Celtic Music of Harrogate . . )