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Thread #118496 Message #2562471
Posted By: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
10-Feb-09 - 04:41 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Matt Armour (Great kNight Folk Club) - 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Matt Armour (Great kNight Folk Club)Feb 2009
This is sad news. I first came across Matt when I moved to Woburn Sands in the late 70's. He was a bit of a 'godfather' in the North Bucks Folk scene then and I don't think he was keen at first on a young upstart like me coming in rippling the waters. I started a Folk Club in Aspley Guise called the Hogsty, Matt ran the Songloft in Stoney Stratford and Drummond Davidson ran the club at Whittlebury we were all Scotsmen in fact the late great Hamish Imlach called us the 'Scotia Nostra'. I think there ended up a bit of mutual respect and the last time I saw him at Towersey he gave me a fine welcome. A fine songwriter and a 'big man' lost to the scene.