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The Amazing Margaret MacArthur

21 May 02 - 08:14 PM (#714990)
Subject: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: Amos

We have a member who stays clear of the limelight, and who deserves the limelight mopre than many -- Margaret MacArthur. I was lucky enough to hear from her recently about the Mudcat Sampler CD, and she's sending some tunes for it!

But much more important, Margaret (Margmac) MacArthur will be receiving a Life Achievement Award this Friday from the State of Vermont Arts Council.

And she's going straight up the Mystic Seaport Festival the next day to play there!! Get lucky and catch her there!!

This is a very well-deserved acknowledgement and she deserves waves of congratulations!!

Congratulations, Margaret!!!

Very best regards,

A


21 May 02 - 08:38 PM (#715002)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: Art Thieme

For sure, Margaret has been a monumental figure in the world of folksong and lore---especially in New England and Vermont---for as long as I can recall. I think we first met at the Great River Folk Festival in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and her music and ballads have been important to me ever since. Nobody deserves this lifetime achievement more. I'm excited to know that the good people of her state are doing this to honor her.

Ms. Margaret, MANY CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!

Love,

Art Thieme


21 May 02 - 08:44 PM (#715003)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: Mark Ross

Margaret will also be at the Old Songs Festival! I look forward to seeing her there.

Mark Ross


21 May 02 - 10:09 PM (#715027)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: Hollowfox

She's a patient teacher, does great workshops, and she's a real sweetheart. Congratulations! (See you at Old Songs)


21 May 02 - 11:47 PM (#715055)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: Robin2

CONGRATS MARGARET!

Margaret, I remember my band sharing a cabin with you one year at The Great American Dulcimer Convention. A great weekend, and you were truely inspiring....no one deserves this honor more than you!

Way to GO!

Robin


21 May 02 - 11:48 PM (#715057)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: GUEST,karen k

Congratulations, Margaret. A very well deserved honor. First Jean Ritchie and now you are being recognized for such a major contribution to traditional music. See you at Old Songs.


22 May 02 - 07:22 AM (#715196)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: kendall

A national treasure, for sure; and a very nice lady to boot.


22 May 02 - 01:14 PM (#715437)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: KathWestra

Adding my voice to the cheering crowd! Congratulations, dear Margaret, and thanks for all you have done to share and teach music with so many of us. We are all richer for your presence in our world. (And I always knew Vermont was a state of impeccable taste and judgement.) Wish I could be there to cheer in person. Love, Kathy


22 May 02 - 01:35 PM (#715449)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: GUEST,Judy Cook

I heartily agree with all that has been said here. Best wishes, love, cheers, and congratulations.

Judy Cook


22 May 02 - 01:49 PM (#715467)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: lamarca

Yay, Margaret! It was so nice to see you a couple weeks ago. I'm glad that your hard work, dedication to tradition and willingness to teach and share your treasure trove of songs and knowledge are being recognized. Love and best wishes to you and John! Mary (and George)


22 May 02 - 01:53 PM (#715468)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: Amos

I've emailed this wonderful thread (the URL, anyway) to her in the hopes she has current web access. If not, I'll e-mail her the whole thread!

A


22 May 02 - 05:36 PM (#715644)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: GUEST,margmac, guest

I am able to read this, thank you Amos for alerting me. The award comes on Friday June 7 from VT Arts Council. From there will head for Mystic to meet up with friends. Might play an informal tune or 2 but am not on the program. Daughter Mes. Please come say Hi to us if you are there Usually when I try to open mudcat I get a picture of a bomb with ignited fuse,so I feel in luck, being able to read all of these good wishes. Thank you mudcatters Margaret MacArthur


22 May 02 - 06:39 PM (#715724)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: DonD

Margaret - how benighted I feel, never having heard your name before, and even worse never having heard your voice.

I rejoice with you for the honor and the fact that anyone in the folk world receives recognition from outside the folk world. I look forward to being introduced toyou and/or your music somewhere soon.

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22 May 02 - 07:57 PM (#715781)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)

Margaret, I was so happy to get your message through Amos, and to know that you'd be glad to send a song for the CD. I had not heard of the other things you mentioned, and sincerely hope you're in top form now...and what great news about the Lifetime Achievement Award! Big congratulations! Love and joy always, Jean


22 May 02 - 08:00 PM (#715783)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: GUEST,Joan Sprung

Congratulations, Margaret, for getting such recognition, and for deserving it so richly. Kathy's right about Vermont's impeccable taste in choosing you for the honor. Big hug!


22 May 02 - 11:58 PM (#715859)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: Ferrara

Margaret,

So pleased to hear about your award. I'm glad you'll be at Mystic, but sorry you're not on the schedule. Still, maybe we'll get to hear your wonderful singing at some point.

Rita Ferrara,

who never misses a chance to hear you sing, and who managed to get hold of a MacArthur harp after you let me play yours....


23 May 02 - 08:36 AM (#716010)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: GUEST,Nancy-Jean Ballard Seigel

We have been rewarded these many years by Margaret's singing. The songs themselves have been awards to us-- given through her--from the folklore she took the time, interest and love to discover.

Because Margaret has a big heart and has taken this music into the schools as well as to the performing arenas, thousands of people have been exposed to songs which express the varied experiences of life in New England. There is no one person who has given so much as Margaret in this area of our cultural heritage. And, as a bearer of traditions, her performance of any one song is an experience of itself. Margaret, with her experience with that song, goes into the story it tells and stays there in its own world until it's time to come out. She is the carrier of something precious. She takes loving care of her songs.

I, in particular, am forever grateful for Margaret's interest and performance of songs from the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection. She is an important bearer of another Vermont legacy. For all this--and her family and her flower gardens--it is wonderful to stop in our tracks for a moment and share the joy of knowing Margaret is receiving this Lifetime Achievement Award.


23 May 02 - 10:43 AM (#716086)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: catspaw49

Taking yours along Rita?

So many wonderful things said and I can only add another "Ditto" to them. All the Very Best!

Spaw


23 May 02 - 11:13 AM (#716111)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: Ian@whitby

Add my congratulations to the many. I've only had the privilege of seeing Margaret the once - in about 1978 in Inverness (Scotland). A fine singer and harpist (- where do I get one?,)and an open soul. Ian


23 May 02 - 03:47 PM (#716315)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: DADGBE

Congratulations Margaret! It's been many years since meeting you at Folk Legacy. (then in Vermont) The glow of your warmth has not lessened with time.

Best regards, Ray Frank


30 May 06 - 02:36 PM (#1750184)
Subject: RE: The Amazing Margaret MacArthur
From: open mike

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