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Thread #13110   Message #106197
Posted By: KathWestra
18-Aug-99 - 12:20 PM
Thread Name: Greetings to Roy Harris
Subject: Greetings to Roy Harris
Many of you know and love Roy Harris, one of the finest singers of English traditional songs, and one of the most funny, loving, and lovable human beings to share his music with us on this side of the Big Puddle. Roy first came into my life in February of 1976 when I, new to the Washington area and living at Helen Schneyer's, was assigned to pick Roy up at the Greyhound bus station in D.C. He stayed at Helen's for several days, did his first (of many) Washington house concert, and enchanted me with his music, his enthusiasm for America (particularly country & western music and American Diners), and his great sense of fun.

Roy has had some very hard times of late, and some of his friends in the U.K. are banding together to raise funds and cheer in celebration of his contributions to the folk community. Since few of us U.S. 'Catters are likely to be in Nottingham on October 30 for the "Roy Harris Folk Day" that is being planned, I want to put together a collection of good wishes from Roy's American friends.

If you, like I, are a Roy Harris friend, fan, admirer -- please send an e-mail greeting, addressed to Roy, to my PERSONAL e-mail address:

westrake@bellatlantic.net (click)

Please send your message no later than September 30. To help me out, please put "Greetings to Roy Harris" in the subject line of your message.

I'll compile all the messages received into a package of greetings from Roy's U.S. friends, and airmail them to him with a special card in time for the Nottingham celebration.

Thanks for your help in this endeavor. I look forward to receiving LOTS of e-mail for Roy before September 30th.

If you want to check out plans for the Nottingham "do," there are two websites with more info. They are:

http://www.dougporter.freeserve.co.uk
and http://www.folkwales.org.uk/roy.html

Kathy Westra

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