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Posted By: Jim Carroll
18-Jul-18 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"Lajos Vargyas,"
I met him once in Budapest
John Faulkner, Sandra Kerr and I were introduced to him in 1968 by a friend of MacColl's, Carlie Coutts, who ran the Hungarian/English Radio Service
Vargas and Coutts interviewed us and got us to sing on the radio we were paid, but regulations at the time wouldn't allow us to take it out of the country so we ran around Budapest like blue-arsed flies trying to get rid oof it in the shops - I ended up with a superb st of Supraphon LPs of Hungarian Traditional music
My abiding memory of Vargas was of a kindly, tolerant man - when they wined and dined us at the old Castle Vargas and Coutts tried to seperate John F and I who were arguing somewhat drunkenly about the Hungarian uprising
Good days great memories (when we were sober
Jim Carroll