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Thread #94776   Message #1841828
Posted By: JamesHenry
24-Sep-06 - 03:40 AM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
With astonishing anal retentiveness Geoff Wallis accused me of "astonishing naivity." I didn't assume that you'd never been to Glencolmcille Geoffry. I was merely adding this observation to the general debate as an indicator of the number of unauthorised recordings that must be circulating of James and other Donegal fiddlers. It's surely not beyond the realms of belief that sometime in the future (when we are beyond worrying about it) some of these recordings are going to resurface and be made available, at a price.
I don't know what arrangement Feldman had with James but as you have revealed money was offered and accepted. Who knows what agreements are made between two people in a pub without the necessity of a signature at the bottom of a contract? It used to be called a gentlemans' agreement and was sealed by a shake of the hand. In Kennedys' day this was possibly the way that agreements were also conducted?