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Thread #94776   Message #1838316
Posted By: GUEST,mick
19-Sep-06 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
I've got a copy of Kennedy's ballads at home .In my opinion it's a treasure and if he made a few bob out of it good luck to him.I only met him once ,over thirty years ago in Totnes when me and a couple of friends were a bit worse for wear and stuck for a place to stay for the night after a concert he had put on. He took a chance and put us up without knowing us at all . A decent man ,that's the way he struck me. But even if he hadn't been you'd still have to respect him for his collections( despite the terrible translations of the Irish songs).