Mudcat Café message #1838115 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94776   Message #1838115
Posted By: Fred McCormick
19-Sep-06 - 06:00 AM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
This is all getting very paranoid. Rod edits Musical Traditions magazine. I know because I am the magazine's co-editor and the piece was published in response to an article by Derek Schofield in the current issue of English Dance and Song. In that piece, Dereck called for 'an open and critical debate on Peter's lifework'. Rod's response can be seen at http://www.mustrad.org.uk/enth53.htm

Rod has edited Musical Traditions for about ten years now. During that time, Kennedy's name has come up in various pieces of correspondence. Rod, like any good editor, keeps all MT correspondence on file. All he has done is to collate and post that correspondence as part of what some of us hope will be an open and critical debate. There is nothing sinister or thought police about that.

Having seen some of the contributions to this thread, however, I'm beginning to wonder if an open and critical debate is possible.