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Thread #21038 Message #223145
Posted By: GUEST,Beachcomber
04-May-00 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Birthday - 81 today
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Birthday - 81 today
When I first heard tell of Pete Seeger, in London back in the early 60s, I was amazed at the way he wound a philosophy into his songs and I, ve always admired him for that, he taught me, a young irishman abroad finding still some prejudice in the remnants of Imperial Britain that those attitudes could be confronted and "overcome" . He is a great man. But the biggest thing I've learnt from him was to love my own culture and never again to hear it ridiculed or denigrated. Funny, nearly all the people who loved his type of songs, in the London of those years, had the same philosophy too. Beannacht Day ort, fear ghal.