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Thread #16103   Message #2989175
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
18-Sep-10 - 08:29 AM
Thread Name: Martin Carthy - general discussion
Subject: RE: Martin Carthy - general discussion
"Dererves the Knighthood that Ewan McColl was denied"

I think Ewan would have refused any recognition from the 'Establishmnet'.

I am alone in being irritated by the common reference, usually in the press, to Waterson-Carthy as "Folks Royal family"? I make no assumptions about how W-C feel about the monarchy, or maybe I do, but one of the central features of their music is an egalitarian understanding of the songs and tunes they sing and play and the recognition that they have survived in the minds and on the tongues of ordinary people.

L in C#