|Bill Leader, secretary Sue Sharpe and founder Nat Joseph in the|
Transatlantic Records office in Hampstead in 1963 ©Brian Shuel
|Nat Joseph (left) and Bill Leader recording in 1963|
Bill has been and remains part of the bedrock on which the folk revival was built and we owe him a great debt. I couldn't be more delighted that last night at the Lowry Theatre in Salford he was honoured with the Good Tradition award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the continuation of traditional folk music. Well done Bill, you've set the bar so high, but let's hope there are others ready to step up and continue your sterling work, bringing the music of the people to front of stage for many years to come. Here's to you Bill!