The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103839   Message #2120181
Posted By: The Sandman
06-Aug-07 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: John Brune FolkSong collector
Subject: RE: John Brune FolkSong collector
Thanks, everybody.
I remember playing South Petherton folk club, in the 1980s and briefly meeting John Brunner,the name sounded similiar,so apologies for my confusion.
Jim,when one reads an article in Living Tradition,and the author is a songwriter like Bob Pegg,its not unreasonable to conclude that the facts given are true.
I agree,the Travelling People was a very important radio programme.
probably More important Than the singers club policy,was the booking of traditional singers such as Fred Jordan, Harry Cox, Bob Roberts,Willie Scott at folk festivals such as Sidmouth, Whitby,Fylde, Redcar, Loughborough. and at folk clubs throughout the country.
in my opinion telling people what to sing never works,
although I understand the reason for the singers club policy.,the singers club was only one club,and was not that important,there were undoubtedly more people attending the above mentioned folk festivals than the singers club.