The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17143   Message #165440
Posted By: GUEST,BeauDangles
19-Jan-00 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Obit: John Morris Rankin Dead (Jan 2000)
Subject: RE: John Morris Rankin Dead
I just don't know what to say. To me, this ranks up there with the passing of John Denver & Jim Henson. The music of the Rankins was my entre into Cape Breton music. I never saw them perform, but I met a good many players from up there and found them all to be genuine and friendly and approachable. I am richer for John Morris' music and we are all the poorer for his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who new and loved him. I will never hear, or sing, Fare the Well Love again in quite the same way.