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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."

                                                                                Caroline Paton
                                                                                Folk-Legacy Records
                                                                                Sharon, CT.