The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16103   Message #148212
Posted By: Barry Finn
11-Dec-99 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: Martin Carthy - general discussion
Subject: RE: Martin Carthy
We've had this in another thread, don't recall the title though, something about the one who was most influencial in folk music during this century. The way I see it; Peter Kennedy, Seamus Ennis & Ewan Macoll who, with the help of Kennedy & Ennis tied up, brought out & exposed to the public to folk music of Ireland & the British Isles. And the one other who nicely wrapped together the whole show, Allen Lomax, all faults aside. Martin Carthy wouldn't had a starting point if it weren't for these others, neither would Peter Belamy, Lonnie Donegan, Bert Lloyd and, yes, Leadbelly. I'd say if you look at Sea Shanties in this century without a doubt Stan Hugill. Let the tomatoes fly, I'm ready. Barry