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Thread #150118 Message #3496397
Posted By: MoorleyMan
29-Mar-13 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Graeme Miles: RIP (29 March 2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: Graeme Miles: RIP
Sad news indeed, but inevitable in view of Graeme's recent downturn in health.
We're all so grateful for his legacy of fabulous songs. Such an impressive body of work, demonstrating so deep an understanding of so many facets of life, working practices and folk culture. Graeme's muse was an inspiration par excellence, and his EFDSS citation was so richly deserved.
It was a privilege to have known Graeme, albeit only for a relatively short time, and it will always continue to be a privilege to be able to sing, and share, his songs.
By sheer coincidence, I had chosen to sing Where Ravens Feed (one of Graeme's very finest creations, IMHO) only last night at the Black Swan folk club in York, following a conversation with Martyn Wyndham-Read, the night's booked guest, himself one of the foremost interpreters of Graeme's songs. I could not imagine a more fitting tribute to Graeme's memory than this incomparably beautiful, moving song.
We can all be glad that Graeme's suffering is over now and that he will be able to rest in peace.