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Thread #112827 Message #2394042
Posted By: GUEST,Dr Will Kaufman, University of Central Lanca
21-Jul-08 - 07:54 AM
Thread Name: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
Subject: RE: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
Greetings - To clarify, Martin Carthy was awarded an Honorary Fellowship, not an Honorary Doctrate, for 'achievements in the world of music'. I nominated him myself, and hosted him throughout the day. He sang and played 'Bonny Woodhall' - a wonderful performance (by a wonderful man).
As I've just written to my former student, Martin Ellison, the University of Central Lancashire has a proud folk pedigree now, not only through having one of the country's best melodeon players (Mr Ellison) and best young singers (Laura Hockenull) as alumni, but also having Martin Carthy as an Honorary Fellow. I personally couldn't be happier!