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Archie Fisher MBE

30 Dec 06 - 08:22 AM (#1922104)
Subject: Archie Fisher MBE
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

In addition to Shirley Collins's well-deserved MBE (already noted in a separate thread), "Archie Macdonald Fisher singer and songwriter, for services to traditional Scottish music" was awarded an MBE.
Derek Schofield


30 Dec 06 - 08:26 AM (#1922108)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: John MacKenzie

Great news, another man with an impeccable Folk Pedigree.

Giok


30 Dec 06 - 08:31 AM (#1922113)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Hawker

More good news and well deserved too
Cheers Lucy


30 Dec 06 - 08:34 AM (#1922117)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Ron Davies

Wonderful news. Richly deserved.


30 Dec 06 - 08:38 AM (#1922120)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Emma B

Another all-time favourite singer recognized - wonderful!


30 Dec 06 - 09:42 AM (#1922163)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Willie-O

Archie's a wonderful singer and writer, a killer guitarist, and a lovely man, (and a cup-carrying member of the Loyal Order of Mosstroopers). But it's kind of ironic seeing him honoured by the British Empire...who next, Dick Gaughan? They are both decidedly anti-imperial.

Ahh, congratulations in any case.

W-O


30 Dec 06 - 09:59 AM (#1922171)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: CET

A genuinely nice guy, too. I'm sure he realizes the OBE doesn't represent imperialism anymore. I hope he accepts the honour for what it is, a recognition of his services to music and to the nation.

Edmund


30 Dec 06 - 10:05 AM (#1922176)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Cats

Splendid News


30 Dec 06 - 11:20 AM (#1922233)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Mooh

Wow, great news!

(How many MBEs etc have we met or known?)

Peace, Mooh.


30 Dec 06 - 11:34 AM (#1922240)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland

That is great


30 Dec 06 - 11:41 AM (#1922244)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: John MacKenzie

The nomination for these honours are made by others, and usually they are your peers, only a small percentage are 'time servers' or only getting the honour on a 'Buggins's Turn' basis.
As such it is an honour, and a recognition of your contributions in your field, not a sop handed down by the Grate & Good, like crumbs from a rich man's table.
Think about it logically, the people who approve the nominations have probably never heard Archie sing. Poor deprived souls that they are!
Giok


30 Dec 06 - 12:05 PM (#1922268)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Lanfranc

Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke!

Hope he gets the chance to pick up the gong at Balmoral!

Alan


30 Dec 06 - 12:26 PM (#1922286)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: kendall

Outstanding is almost not enough to call this icon. His "Witch of the westmoorlands" is one of my favorite songs, and his "Final Trawl" always gets to me. There are many more than I can list here.


30 Dec 06 - 03:55 PM (#1922470)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: maeve

Long overdue and well deserved. Archie has earned the respect of fellow musicians along with that of his audience members and friends. Does anyone have a link to more information on this?

Thanks for this thread.

maeve- in the cold Maine snow...


30 Dec 06 - 04:50 PM (#1922541)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Folkiedave

Good on him.


30 Dec 06 - 04:52 PM (#1922545)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Effsee

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/6217227.stm   
Sorry, can't do the Clicky thing Maeve.


30 Dec 06 - 05:11 PM (#1922558)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Paul from Hull

Very well deserved, of course!

Effsee's link blue clicky


30 Dec 06 - 07:11 PM (#1922677)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: elfcape

Archie's show was nice tonite. You can listen again with RealAudio Player at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland/view/show.shtml?show=travelling&?focuswin

Briefly in the middile of the show there was a small litany of those lost this year.

And throughout Archie's sweet brushing aside of his new honor.


30 Dec 06 - 09:19 PM (#1922754)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Effsee

Thanks PaulfH!


30 Dec 06 - 09:53 PM (#1922773)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: GUEST,Art Thieme

To a brilliantly tasteful keeper of the real folk flame. For what it's worth, from here in the middle of the USA, a hearty and heartfelt congratulations!

Art Thieme


31 Dec 06 - 12:08 AM (#1922842)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: GUEST,Jim Martin

Well said, Art, from here on the West coast of Ireland.


31 Dec 06 - 05:49 AM (#1922963)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: GUEST

well done that man, follows on nicely from Sheila Stewarts MBE in the summer


31 Dec 06 - 06:25 AM (#1922980)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: Dave Sutherland

Great news - richly deserved


31 Dec 06 - 06:58 AM (#1923004)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: GUEST,Taffy

Hamish Henderson, a great man in the Scottish Folk music scene, had the greater self esteem by refusing to accept such an 'honour'.


31 Dec 06 - 07:16 AM (#1923013)
Subject: RE: Archie Fisher MBE
From: maeve

With all respect, Taffy, Hamish made the decision he deemed best for him, as was his right. I don't see that Archie's honor is made any less as a result. Nor do I believe that Hamish would agree with that view. Lizzie Higgins told me, a year or so before her death, that she would have dearly loved such a recognition, and she was certainly deserving.

This is Archie's honor and mark of appreciation. No comparisons are necessary, in my view. We're happy for him.

Regards,

maeve