Mudcat Café message #3771591 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159218   Message #3771591
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
09-Feb-16 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Roy Harris, 9th Feb 2016
Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Harris, 9th Feb 2016
I owe Roy so much. I learned everything I know about performing in public from him. Roy picked me up when I was down, pushed me forward when I was lagging behind, and most of all showed me how to love traditional folk music. Roy encouraged me to listen to Pop Maynard, and Phil Tanner. Roy booked a long list of singers at the Loughborough Festival that included Johnny Doughty and Frank Hinchcliffe, and we 'youngsters' got to see the real thing for our selves, for the first time. Roy encouraged me to collect Folk Songs..the list goes on. God rest you Roy. You were one of the greats. We will miss him.