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Thread #67835   Message #1274677
Posted By: GUEST, NOMADman
17-Sep-04 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Jack Beck's Sir Patrick Spens
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Beck's Sir Patrick Spens
Hi Jack,

I'm in Connecticut in the USA. The sobriquet comes from a traditional dance and music festival we present here in the Fall - NOrtheast Music, Art and Dance), Nov. 6-7 this year. I do the publicity.

I'm also doing an occasional folk radio program on a local college station and have taken on the task of presenting recordings of as many Child ballads as I can find - in numerical order - two or three ballads per show. I've been at it for three and a half years, and I'm now up to #183 - Willie MacIntosh. I'm learning an awful lot about Scottish history doing this, something I never thought about before. I was really pleased to present your recording of Sir Patrick Spens. I'm making good use of the Tradition Bearers series. It's quite a valuable resource.