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Thread #16103   Message #148477
Posted By: Doctor John
12-Dec-99 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Martin Carthy - general discussion
Subject: RE: Martin Carthy
I agree with much that has been said: Martin Carthy is a brilliant interpreter of folk song (records the odd bit of rubbish though!), a brilliant guitarist and a really nice guy. But there are other "Martin Carthys": Nic Jones, Tony Rose etc. Martin Carthy started off as a skiffler as many pop singers did but switched to folk music instead. So I fully agree with Metchosin, Lonnie Donegan has had the biggest influence on folk music UK (perhaps USA too) this century. And there's only one Lonnie Donegan. Dr John