Too late, Thomas. ‘The news is out, all over town…’ as Hank put it. In fact, it’s out all over the world. The combination of your story, and those precious recordings, and the weekend of good company and great music, draws folk to Burra year after year: a few who knew you intimately, some who were acquainted with you, but who never suspected that secret talent, and many from further afield who never met you – but wish they had.
Thomas Fraser’s talent was unique, and so is the festival that proudly bears his name. Times have changed: tastes have caught up with where Thomas was fifty years ago. In Hamnavoe, Burra hundreds gather to celebrate his legacy – and to create new memories, memories which will be treasured for many years to come, just as the songs Thomas performed will be sung again, from the heart, into the distant future. So we can assure you, he’s not turning in his grave: he’s dancing. Thomas: You Win Again.
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