Mudcat Café message #363127 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28934   Message #363127
Posted By: Barry Finn
25-Dec-00 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: William Main Doerflinger 1909-2000
Subject: RE: William Main Doerflinger 1909-2000
Thanks Dan, he must've been quite the guy. We folkies were all blessed to have such a man as Bill among us. I only saw him a few times walking about at Mystic during the festivals taping, doing what he has always done, collecting music. Hugill must've thought the world of him, in his intro to his Shanties From The Seven Seas, Bill's gets referenced to almost every 3rd or 4th page. I've read (& don't remember where) that most of the modern day scholars considered him to be one of the best & most accurate of the folk music researchers/collectors. I guess he can now take his place with the rest of the Titians, he's probably one of the last. Barry