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Thread #146268   Message #3387455
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
08-Aug-12 - 04:26 AM
Thread Name: Peggy Seeger on BBC
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on BBC R4's 'Loose Ends'
Yes Jim, many of those guests I mentioned were there before Peggy and Ewan departed but doesn't this show that in addition to booking Peggy and Ewan as residents the B & B also brought in a range of traditional singers and non traditional singers enabling the members to hear a pretty wide spectrum of music. After Peggy and Ewan left to form their own club then it is obvious that those club members whose taste was for the home grown tradition would follow them. As both clubs operated on a Saturday evening in central London it would have been stupid to try and split the audience. As far as I am aware the B & B did not have a policy other than to book good entertaining performers be they traditional or revivalist or whatever.

As for a book about the revival written by someone who was not involved I don't think so. And is there really that much interest?