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Thread #132312 Message #2993209
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
24-Sep-10 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy
Thanks, Pip for this tribute to Peter Bellamy. I remember listening to the Young Tradition on John Peel's radio programme in the mid 1960's.
Then, in the summer of 1969. while I was still a schoolboy in Colchester I went to see an incredible folk day at the University of Essex featuring Tim Hart & Maddy Prior, Shirley and Dolly Collins, the Young Tradition and Fairport Convention.
Maddy and Tim sang a song which (marginally) involved hunting, and explained the context of the song and apologised for any offence it might cause.
Next up was The Young Tradition, and it was clear that Peter wasn't going to brook any compromise when the group launched into a full-blooded hunting song. The audience responded with an initial stunned silence, before some rather nervous applause!
A great man indeed.