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Posted By: Tattie Bogle
09-Jul-09 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: Obit: folksinger & songwriter Jim Reid-July 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: folksinger & songwriter Jim Reid-July 2009
Yes, sad news, what a talent.
We sang some of his repertoire at our local session on Tuesday.
If you look at the credits on some of his CDs he played just about every instrument himself.
I was also at Keith in 2007, when he was having to use the words in front of him, but still managed to joke about getting lost in them: as Drumshanty says, it was all very moving.
His "acceptance speech" in the Scottish Trad Awards a couple of years before was hilarious: he said nothing, was nearly off the stage, then the presenter asked him if he had something to say. Without even returning to the mike, he just said "No afore time"!