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Posted By: RoyH (Burl)
11-Jun-06 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Peter Kennedy (1922-2006)
Subject: RE: Obit: Peter Kennedy (10 June 2006)
Very, very sad news. I met Peter several times over the years and was consistently in awe of his bubbling enthusiasm. His field recordings made in the 50's and the 'As I Roved Out' radio show of the same era introduced genuine traditional music and performers to a wide public. His book 'Folk Songs of Britain & Ireland' is a work that should be on every shelf. He was not a dry academician, he loved to sing,play, and encourage other people to do the same. His passing is a great loss to the folk world, the end of an era.

My condolences to Beryl and the family. Goodbye Peter, Rest peacefully.