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GUEST,beachcomber Ian Campbell to retire (41) RE: Ian Campbell to retire 15 Aug 08

The inevitable day comes, I suppose. Like so many others, among the denizens of Mudcat, The Ian Campbell Folk Group were my ideal band.
I still play their old LP material which I have "converted" to CD.
The clarity and virtuosity of their musicianship , not to mention Ian's and Lorna's voices, and the variety and arrangements of their songs, were so much better than what I had been listening to up to the time I first heard them, on BBC Radio. It must have been in the very early sixties, would it ?
I had been told by a friend some time ago that he had met "This Ian Campbell" in a pub somewhere in Kilkenny City in Ireland and I had long contemplated paying a visit to that lovely place in order to search him out just to thank him for the pleasure of his music.
Like all such good intentions , it too has been overtaken by time and other circumstances.
Fare well old man (I can say that as I am 70 myself) but, before you leave our pubs and clubs and stages, make certain that your legacy will be readily available in whatever format proves the popular choice.
I hope the sentiments expressed in these messages find there way, somehow, to Ian.

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