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Thread #146874 Message #3402295
Posted By: GUEST,George Frampton
10-Sep-12 - 03:45 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Den Giddens (UK, Sept 2012)
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Den Giddens
I'm very sad to hear this indeed. I heard from Liz Randall that he had been poorly earlier this year following a fall, and didn't care for life in a Care Home.
Wildgoose Records put out a CD of a concert of Den nearly ten years ago, but consensus has it that Den had to be seen in performance rather than on CD.
I'll always cherish him for the help he gave me in supporting and exploring 'The Tradition' in West Kent, and suppress a smile thinking of Den performing (and animating!) 'This Old Coat That I Got On' at Frittenden back in 2008 at the Kent Gathering of Traditional Music. (Google on the last five words, and you'll see photographs to portray that experience!)