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Thread #140693   Message #3234747
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
06-Oct-11 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch (1943-2011)
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch. 4 October 2011
if all the disparate sections of the British Isles folk music community buried their differences and became a unified artistic movement again

I always assumed we were, BAW - for sure we each have our specialisms & preferences and enjoy a good old chin-wag, but beneath it all lies a hearty & tolerant camaraderie that only a curmudeonly few would deny in favour of a more negative righteous speen-venting. Hell, isn't the crack, camaraderie & community half the reason we do it?


Don't know too much about Bert Jansch, but I recall some stories Robin Williamson told once about their flat-sharing days in Edinburgh with Clive Palmer. Privacy (and warmth) became such an issue that Bert erected his tent in the corner of the room nailing the guy ropes to the floorboards. Robin Williamson wrote a deeply moving song about those days called For Three of Us which seems more than a little appropriate here: