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Thread #94776   Message #1837221
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
18-Sep-06 - 05:35 AM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Yes indeed many people have feet of clay and some have sticky fingers.

IF and I repeat IF the stories of BBC financed tapes going missing from the EFDSS is correct then whoever was responsible does not deserve respect whether or not he/she is recently departed.

As for Peter Kennedy not making vast amounts of money from folk music, how many people have ? I personally know several serious collectors to whom we owe a great big thankyou for finding and recording and issuing mainly at their own expense a large amount of material. Unfortunately they sometimes or should I say usually don't even get that.

With regard to your coments on Rod Stradling, I believe that he has brought the matter to light at the request of several other people and is aking for comments from both pro and anti. I personally think that Musical Traditions does a very good job at keeping the folk following at large well informed and offers all a chance to air their opinions. As far as I am concerned Rod gets my thanks for running a very interesting and informative on-line magazine.