Mudcat Café message #1761630 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92109   Message #1761630
Posted By: GUEST,J C
16-Jun-06 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Peter Kennedy (1922-2006)
Subject: RE: Obit: Peter Kennedy (10 June 2006)
I have not in any way attacked Peter Kennedy; I merely suggested that now the (very real) threat of legal action has now been lifted it might be possible to discuss his contribution fully (this suggestion was made in the context of totally uncritical postings).
His contribution was a significant one but it had a down side as well as a positive one and this down side has influenced our access to traditional music greatly in Britain and Ireland.
So far the objections to my posting appear to be not that I might have made adverse commments at an inappropriate time, but that I made them at all.
It seems to me Peter's death is a perfect time to discuss his work and not leave it till he has faded from our memories.
As somebody has already pointed out, this is a discussion forum not a funeral service.
Jim Carroll