Mudcat Café message #1761644 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92109   Message #1761644
Posted By: GUEST,DB
16-Jun-06 - 03:03 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Peter Kennedy (1922-2006)
Subject: RE: Obit: Peter Kennedy (10 June 2006)
There's a fascinating article on Peter Kennedy's work in 'Folk Song Tradition Revival and Re-Creation' edited by Ian Russell and David Atkinson (The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, 2004 - ISBN: 0-954682-0-6). The article is by David Gregory and is entitled, 'Roving Out: Peter Kennedy and the BBC Folk Music and Dialect Recording Scheme, 1952 - 1957'. I believe that anyone reading this meticulously researched article will come away from it with the perception that Mr Kennedy was a great man. I never met Mr Kennedy but I was aware that, like many great men, he was a controversial figure - but that should not detract from his achievement. I'm sure that his legacy will live on.