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Thread #101087 Message #2067346
Posted By: GUEST,felicity cormack
03-Jun-07 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Frank Purslow (25 April 2007)
Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Purslow (25 April 2007)
I bought a copy of Marrowbones in about 1977 when I was first getting interested in folk traditions and it has always gone with me to various houses and stages of my life. It was only when I had been playing in the Bampton Barn Dance Band with Frank for a few years and was chatting to him about his name (Purse low he liked to say) and then looking at my books a few days later that I connected him with the book! I got him to sign it at the next gig and he told me that he was disappointed at the notes with the songs. I am so pleased that the republication was to his liking.
Frank was a bit scary in the band sometimes if I made a mistake, but I didn't next time!
It was moving to be at Bampton last monday and to see so many people that he had helped into the world of music.