Mudcat Café message #1762075 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92109   Message #1762075
Posted By: GUEST,DB
17-Jun-06 - 06:18 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Peter Kennedy (1922-2006)
Subject: RE: Obit: Peter Kennedy (10 June 2006)
I can't argue with that, Jim. For many years there seems to have been some sort of conspiracy in operation (and I don't know enough about it to point any fingers) to stop us getting to hear much of our heritage of traditional music. I'm not clear about whether this is a conscious and deliberate conspiracy - but it is more likely to be a combination of malign snobbery and indifference. In addition, having read the article that I cited above, I think that it is a bit of a tragedy that Peter Kennedy's achievements were not more widely celebrated during his lifetime. I'm afraid that any consideration of his career will be inevitably be linked to the, in many ways, disgraceful neglect of the traditional culture of these islands since the Second World War.