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Thread #93946   Message #1825916
Posted By: Blowzabella
03-Sep-06 - 10:05 AM
Thread Name: Cyril Tawney celebration @ C# House-14 April 2007
Subject: RE: Cyril Tawney celebration @ C# House
Charley, The more celebrations of Cyril's life, the better, as far as I'm concerned. It just rankles with me a bit, that there are still many of our 'elder statesmen' around who rarely seem to get booked at Festivals, these days, because they aren't in the latest trendy band. I was priveliged to have Cyril and Rosemary's comapny every Easter for many years, and watched how he could hold an audience in the palm of his hands many many times. Have also had the pleasure of the company of Louis Killen, Roy Harris, Hughie Jones but I don't think many 'folk' festivals (side from Maritime Festivals, which tend to be a different animal) have them as bill-headers, or would probably even consider them - IF, that is, the bookers had heard of them! It just makes me cross - sorry.