Mudcat Café message #498683 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36225   Message #498683
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
05-Jul-01 - 12:11 AM
Thread Name: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Subject: RE: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Great thread, Peter. I've been doing it for years. Tommy Makem, Tom and Pat Clancy, Pete Seeger, I've dropped notes to them all (and quite a few others) telling them how they influenced me in my career choice, and how much I've admired their work. What's really neat is subsequently appearing on stage with some of your heroes and finding out in person that they are as great/humble/"normal" as you thought they were. What I've started doing lately is telling some of my peers (other performers and friends my age whom I know personally and/or have performed with) how much I respect them and their work. John Taylor, Scottish fiddler extraordinaire from San Jose, Ed Miller, Alastair Fraser, the Dady Brothers, Danny Doyle...the list has begun.