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In a message dated 13/11/98  15:53:22, you write:

<< The Clancy Brothers opened many doors for trad musicians and I might add
that
 many "purists" today wouldn't have a clue to the music if it weren't for the
 Clancy's  >>

This is absolutely correct; they were among my first influences and while I
would not like them today it is to their credit that they presented songs in a
way which made other people eager to sing and therefore open to learning other
songs; very well said.

I too much regret his passing; he was, as far as I know, 75.

John Moulden