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Thread #112827   Message #2391881
Posted By: GUEST,Betsy at Work
18-Jul-08 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
Subject: RE: Honorary doctorate for M.Carthy
Hiya Martin,
You didn't say what the accolade was for, i.e. "Services to British
(or possibly English) Traditional music " ??? etc.
His contribution has been immense and it is good to see him again get some recognition.
I know Vin Garbutt got something similar from a Teesside Uni, but I wonder if long serving performers - the likes of Dick Gaughan, John Martyn, Richard Thompson and a few others who have influenced non Pop music in these Isles have been so rewarded ,or indeed is there a case or not for doing so.