I've just read an e-mail from Mike, as soon as I saw the subject line I feared the worst.
I met Mark through his escapades with Mike in Copper Kettle, a jolly nice chap, a delightfully dry sense of humour and a good musician!
When you meet someone like that and then find out they are ill you always hope and pray they will get through it, sadly another miracle has gone begging.
At least Colin Kemp's got some work to do letting another one into the big folk club in the sky!
Mark will be missed this year and every other.