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HAMISH HENDERSON'S REFUSAL. Scottish, Reel. A modern composition by ex-Battlefield Band fiddler Brian MacNeill, commemorating the refusal for political reasons by Henderson to accept the award of "Scot of the year" from then English Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He declined the honor due to his opposition to his government's participation in the nuclear arms race. Henderson is regarded by many as the father of the Scottish folk revival, much as Pete Seegar is in the United States.

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