The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132312 Message #2995136
Posted By: Brian Peters
28-Sep-10 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Weird coincidence, that, Cusco. Ken Whiting was the very organiser I mentioned, who was initially so reluctant to book Peter but was eventually persuaded (to be fair to Ken, he hadn't heard Peter for a long time) - so I presume you're talking about the Pack Horse club at Mottram. It was indeed a brilliant performance that night. I didn't find him distant, though - we had a lively discussion over quite a lot of malt whisky afterwards, and Peter also met and charmed the socks off my mother.
Talking of whisky afterwards, I seem to remember a story of Peter playing at the Wilsons' club in Thornaby-on-Tees and proceeding to a drinking session at one of the lads' houses which ended with them (having finished every drop of alchohol in the house) coming to blows over the last liqueur chocolate. Probably apocryphal, but a good tale nonetheless, knowing the characters involved.