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Thread #132312 Message #2994740
Posted By: Phil Edwards
27-Sep-10 - 04:51 PM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
The question of Bellamy's politics intrigues me. I'm sure he was to some extent anti-Left - if by Left we mean "editing bits out of some songs, refusing to sing others and bad-mouthing Kipling". He would definitely have been anti-PC, if PC had been around then. (I dread to think what he would have made of the Imagined Village.) And Brian and Michael both describe someone who could be fairly abrasive with his friends, so I can well believe that he made a few enemies among leftish folkies (at least, those with strong views about hunting songs and Kipling). All the same, it's interesting that nobody has cited any specific right-wing opinion Bellamy held.