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Thread #159284   Message #3773808
Posted By: Virginia Blankenhorn
19-Feb-16 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: Joe Heaney - any personal memories?
Subject: Joe Heaney - any personal memories?
I'd like to get a sense of Joe Heaney's participation in the events of the Folk Revival -- in Scotland and England from the early 50s, in Ireland (1961-66), and in the US from the time he emigrated there in 1966 to his death in 1984 -- and I'd love to hear from anybody who encountered him in person and/or observed him in action in those days. What songs did he choose to sing? Who was he friendly with? Did he engage in discussion of his songs, and those of other singers? Did he tell stories and anecdotes? How did he present himself? Did he take an interest in learning songs from other people? Joe wasn't the only "source-singer" participating in the Revival: who else do you recall being on the scene at the times he was there? Thanks for all your help. (BTW I do know he worked with MacColl, and am familiar with the long interviews they did with Joe, some of which you can hear on www.joeheaney.org.)