Mudcat Café message #4018130 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166876   Message #4018130
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
09-Nov-19 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: Review: Walter Pardon - Research
Subject: RE: Review: Walter Pardon; Research
Wholeheartedly agree. My opinion was endorsed by the late Roy Palmer who said to me that Mike Yates collection was the equal of Cecil Sharp's. I can't argue with that. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I wish I could have had his abilities when we were collecting in the 1980's. I am only 67. Younger than those who inspired me, and only 29 when I found my first important singer. How I wish I had asked different questions, had access to knowledge and recordings that I now have. However you can't put an old head on young shoulders. I was given leads to other singing families but I had no money, I was newly married and had inherited children. Need I say more.