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Thread #77902   Message #2063694
Posted By: sleepy jim
29-May-07 - 10:10 PM
Thread Name: Fairport/Steeleye - unequal respect?
Subject: RE: Fairport/Steeleye - unequal respect?
I agree that what helps Fairport is their annual bash in North Oxon and i understand Steeleye are having their own annual bash towards the end of July (this year 2007)so perhaps they understand the value of the annual pilgrimage for the devotees. No one has really mentioned that Fairport produced Richard Thompson - one of our most talented musicians - and he still sort of "belongs" to Fairport as he turns every couple of years at Cropredy. i dont think Steeleye have produced anyone of a similar ilk but then not many bands have someone who can at the same time rank alongside Dylan as a songwriter and Clapton as a guitarist ?