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Thread #132312   Message #2993384
Posted By: Phil Edwards
25-Sep-10 - 07:21 AM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy
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.

God bless him.

Personally I'm against hunting, as it goes, and broadly in favour of the ban; I'm certainly on the side of the fox (and the hunt sab) rather than the hunter. But Dido Bendigo, Three Jolly Huntsmen and The Old Gray Fox*, to name but three, are really good songs - and the songs need no apology. I guess that's the key thing about Bellamy's politics - he cared less about politics than he did about the songs.

*Not actually traditional - it was written by Arthur Conan Doyle of all people. Carry On Doyling, anyone?