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Thread #153484 Message #3602180
Posted By: GUEST
17-Feb-14 - 07:18 AM
Thread Name: Louisa Jo Killen Celebration 18 Jan 14, Gateshead
Subject: RE: Louisa Jo Killen Celebration 18 January, Gateshead
OK where are all the many performers, male and female, who owe so much to Louisa Jo Killen? They may not even realise it, but he/she was maybe the major English revival influence on the tradition in the early days, with the possible exception of A L Lloyd. There is certainly a deafening silence from southern parts. Can only imagine that all the allegedly enlightened leftwingers down there are just too embarrassed to accept what happened, and would rather crawl back under their stones and ignore his/her contribution to the music.
I combined two threads specifically discussing this event. If you missed the later thread, others might as well.
There are other threads talking about Killen. (See the top of this thread for links. -Mod