The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156697   Message #3693919
Posted By: Jim Carroll
14-Mar-15 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Jeannie Robertson 40 years ago
Subject: RE: Jeannie Robertson 40 years ago
"I believe Jeannie was the first person to be awarded an honour for services to folk music ? MBE I seem to remember."
Can't remember if it was Jeannie or one of The Stewarts who wryly commented, "they gave me an award but they still won't serve me or my family in the pubs".
It was once pointed out by Hamish Henderson that a Traveller living locally to Gavin Greig, who played pipes regularly at local events, was never asked if he knew any songs, it was found years after Greig's death that he knew one of the few Robin Hood ballads in the oral tradition.
Jim Carroll