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Thread #140113   Message #3222459
Posted By: MoorleyMan
13-Sep-11 - 09:05 AM
Thread Name: Keith Marsden Tribute Concert-Morley UK, 10 Sept
Subject: RE: Keith Marsden Tribute Concert-Morley UK, 10 Sept
Really puzzled to find no posts on this thread since the concert - so I thought I'd better let folks know that 230 in total was raised for the British Heart Foundation. It was a grand night indeed...

But whatever happened to the folk community in Yorkshire, representatives of which were almost entirely conspicuous by their absence on the night? Surely they weren't all on holiday that weekend? Or attending the Swarbrick/Carthy gig in Leeds? Or preferring to support one of the few folk clubs that meet on the second Saturday in the month? Clashes of loyalty are inevitable, but considering the high regard in which the legacy of Keith M is held on the folk scene, his memory really deserved a better turnout from local folkies on this occasion, especially considering the special one-off nature of the event and its very reasonable admission price.