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Thread #155313 Message #3653322
Posted By: Duane D.
23-Aug-14 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Jean Redpath (1937-2014)
Subject: RE: Obit: Jean Redpath (1937-2014)
Caroline asked me to post this note she wrote yesterday morning.
August 22, 2014
We were deeply saddened today to learn that we have lost our Scottish nightingale. It was a delight to have known Jean Redpath and an honor to have been able to record her for Folk-Legacy. Her beautiful voice and emotional range are legendary. She could convey the power of a great classic Scottish ballad and in the next breath delight her audiences with her brilliant sense of humor. To paraphrase a few lines from Robert Burns-
"Fare thee well, my bonnie lass,
Till the rocks melt in the sun,
We will love you still, my dear,
While the sands of time shall run."