Mudcat Café message #3804822 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160405   Message #3804822
Posted By: GUEST,Henry Piper of Ottery
13-Aug-16 - 05:14 AM
Thread Name: Stop The Ewan Maccoll Bickering !!!
Subject: Stop The Ewan Maccoll Bickering !!!
As a comparative new poster to Mudcat I'm becoming increasingly depressed by the endless bickering and spleen vented by a small group of 'catters, usually the same two or three, who seem to want to play out their own personal enmities at any possible opportunity, and continue to use Ewan Maccoll and his legacy as one of their opportunities to do so.
Why on earth can people not agree that some people liked him and got on well with him, whilst others did not, he was,by all accounts a man of strong and often divisive opinions about both music and politics and one can either agree with them or not, but this endless puerile and at times personal war of words and criticism of others posts does not do credit to anyone involved.
He was undoubtedly a fine songwriter, and although I never saw him perform, I'm told by those who did he was a powerful performer of both his own and traditional songs, who did much to encourage other particularly younger singers to take an interest in and perform the songs of their own region, as well as doing much to organise things in the early days of the revival in the U.K.
Surely this is enough of a legacy for most men. !!.