The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132312   Message #2993371
Posted By: GUEST,Four Fools
25-Sep-10 - 06:30 AM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy
Hard to believe its 19 years. Peter was a regular guest at Four Fools club and also at the Festival. He was at the Festival in 1991 and thoroughly enjoyed himself. He even organised a quiz with two teams of artists, he'd prepared all the questions including music excerpts etc. It was a great success. Roy Harris and Martin Carthy led the two teams (I believe Martin's team won). One of the questions was he played a tape with snatches of 19 different versions of Barbara Allan and the teams had to try and guess them all. It really was a unique event for us. He also turned up occasionally when he was in the area. We've always loved his singing and what he did with a song, he truly got inside the song and made it his own.

I just feel sad that he didn't get the recognition he deserved. With so many people now saying how great he was, why did things end the way they did. As Lisa says, why did we miss the warning signs.

Cheers Peter, I know you're singing somewhere!

Angie and Ken