Mudcat Café message #2120422 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103839   Message #2120422
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Carroll
06-Aug-07 - 04:52 PM
Thread Name: John Brune FolkSong collector
Subject: RE: John Brune FolkSong collector
McGrath,
I knew a number of the people concerned, including MacColl Seeger and Parker, who were the co-producers and John Faulkner, who performed on the programme. Arch anti-MacCollite Reg Hall (the one who blatantly lied on Folk Britannia about MacColl and Lloyd's 'policy of setting up folk ensembles') was a close friend and admirer of Brune; it was he who first told me the story as an example of MacColl's gullibility - I believed him, you may believe what you like.
While there are still people around who take great delight in dancing on MacColl's grave eighteen years after his death I feel perfectly justified in setting the record straight - you may call it mud-slinging if you wish.
Jim Carroll