Mudcat Café message #1643256 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87802   Message #1643256
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
07-Jan-06 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: Mike Harding's Beautiful Music
Subject: RE: Mike Harding's Beautiful Music
well i realise that I'm old and grumpy and my ideas ain't exactly fashionable.

However you seemed interested in the song. so I thought that it might be of interest to know that there was this guy called Doug porter. he had no time for me or my music, and he wasn't a friend.

But he lived in Derby and he ran the local folk magazine. he was a a helluvva singer and guitar picker - much better than most of the people on the stage every folk awards nonsense night.

He gave most of the second part of his life to folk music. he did a fantastic version of Bombers Moon, and for whatever reason - he was never booked for any of the larger festivals, and if he was ever played on the folk radio - it escaped my attention. Which seemed to me a pity then , and it still does.