The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132312 Message #2994333
Posted By: Wheatman
27-Sep-10 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
I think his perceived right wing stance did not do him any favours and he played into the hands of the influential (at time) left wing folk club etc organisers. He did not seem to recognise the edge of the envelope or if he did he ignored it and thus he made a lot of enemies and his bookings dried up. Not withstanding this, his ability as a song smith was unsurpassed presenting his material in a way which was unique.