Mudcat Café message #1842455 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92109   Message #1842455
Posted By: Peter Kasin
24-Sep-06 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Peter Kennedy (1922-2006)
Subject: RE: Obit: Peter Kennedy (10 June 2006)
I'm a newcomer to Peter Kennedy's contributions. I had heard his name associated with some recordings, but had no idea of the extent of his work unitil I saw his massive book of folk songs of Britain and Ireland at Radriano's place, then bought one online and started to learn more about him. I wonder why I hadn't known of him, after knowing of Alan Lomax since my youth. Seems ike Peter Kenndy, like Lomax, had a huge impact on song collecting. Did he shun the public eye, or is it just my ignorance about him? My condolences to his family. I hope he didn't suffer too much at the end. A passing of a man and an end of an era. What a life well-lived!