Mudcat Café message #3691679 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156559   Message #3691679
Posted By: Brian Peters
05-Mar-15 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Roy Palmer (1932-2015)
Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Palmer (26 Feb 2015)
Paul, how appropriate your job title is, for one related to Roy. His book on industrial song, 'A Touch on the Times', was essential to the singer looking for old songs with bite and a social conscience, and the recent 'Working Songs' is even better - a superb piece of work, simultaneously meticulous and impassioned. I've used many of his other books in my time.

I think I had the pleasure of meeting Roy just the once, when he and Pat came to Cheltenham Folk Festival at Henry P's invitation to see 'Sharp's Appalachian Harvest'. A charming and modest man, whose comments on our presentation were much treasured.