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Thread #47191   Message #703031
Posted By: RoyH (Burl)
02-May-02 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: Elizabeth Cotten on Martin Carthy BBC4
Subject: RE: Elizabeth Cotton on Martin Carthy BBC4
Elizabeth Cotton's story is remarkable. As I heard it she applied for, and got, a job as a domestic with a family who were interested in music. When she saw the children playing on guitar she mentioned that she 'used to play'. They handed her a guitar, and the rest is history. The name of the family -Seeger! If you don't believe me, ask Peggy. Ms Cotton was a genuine artist. It really doesn't matter what hand she favours, or how her guitar is set up, the main point is that she played enchanting music.