The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132312 Message #2994835
Posted By: Phil Edwards
27-Sep-10 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Thanks for that, Nick.
Having started this thread, I feel I should make a confession: I was 31 years old when Peter Bellamy died, but I didn't know about it at the time and had, in fact, never heard of him. I'd heard his voice, without knowing it, in a Young Tradition track on a Transatlantic sampler; at the time I found the YT approach bizarrely harsh and austere, greatly preferring the Steve Tilston track on the same LP. (I'd never have believed Tilston & Bellamy were friends.)
Bellmay's work still speaks to me, and makes me wish I hadn't temporarily* lost interest in folk. And how I wish he could have hung on for a few more years, to see the word "folk" become fashionable again - some of the younger acts' following would surely have found their way to him.