Mudcat Café message #4017439 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166876   Message #4017439
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
06-Nov-19 - 06:38 AM
Thread Name: Review: Walter Pardon; Research
Subject: RE: Review: Walter Pardon; Research
Thanks to all. Keep the ideas coming!


I have name-checked the Mustrad articles in the OP, though I since found one I had not seen before.



Of course, opinions will differ on Pardon, and this seems to me natural and reasonable. It might I think reasonably be argued that Mike Yates did most to preserve Pardon's repertoire. For he produced two CDs including work which Carroll has stated on Mudcat pages he would not have released because he did not consider it to be folk. I think Yates' view was that it was more important to have a full picture of all the songs Pardon knew.

My OP includes a list of all the people I could find who had recorded Pardon. Mackenzie and Carroll seem to have been unique in a focus on spoken word as opposed to sung recording. I have included references to Mudcat posts in which Carroll pasted some transcripts of Pardon speaking. I have also pointed out that these transcripts are not dated, which I personally think is a gap in the data.


Thanks for this. I had already put this as one of two films about Pardon that I had found. It is the one by Edge TV. It is where I found the film of him at his home.   There is also I think a third which is of a memorial event, and features a group of people singing, some of whom use harmony. Martin Carthy is on it, and gives a fine performance.