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Thread #161265 Message #3830496
Posted By: Herga Kitty
04-Jan-17 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: 2016 Obit: Alan White RIP (Dorset, UK)
Subject: Obit: Alan White RIP (Dorset, UK)
As no-one has yet started an obit thread for Alan, who passed away peacefully while taking an afternoon nap last Friday afternoon, 30th December, at the age of 74, I'm taking this opportunity to record my grateful thanks to a lovely man - whom I first met when he was running the Sidmouth festival campsite in the mid-1970s and who contributed so much to the British folk scene, particularly in Dorset, Wiltshire and Devon, and including through his encouragement of acoustic and unaccompanied singing (Middle Bar Singers, Wareham Wail), and hard graft at festivals (Sidmouth, Christchurch, Chippenham),
Deepest sympathies to Nicky and the rest of the family.