The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31550   Message #445200
Posted By: GUEST,Jan & Stef Beaumont
20-Apr-01 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Malcolm Disley [2001]
Subject: RE: Malcolm Disley
A little late with this message. Malc was a very special person to us, as to everyone who knew him. I first knew Malc when I was 17 and he was in his early 30's and a local guitar legend. Years later after I moved away from, then moved back to, Leigh I found myself living close to a very dear lady to whom I and my family became very close - she was Stef's babysitter, a confidante to me - an all round good friend. It soon transpired she had a son, Malc - yes the one & only!! We renewed our acquaintance and he too became a close friend. He was an inspiration and mentor to Stef with her music - it was she who coined the 'Heads Together' name, and for a while we sang and played with him, Nick and Terry Fahy round at Malc's flat or the various folk club venues he organised/compered. Sometimes him mum came too, she throughly enjoyed it, often joining in the songs. Through Malc I renewed old friendships and made new ones. We were always welcome at his home at any time and have had many good times together. Malc, you are a dear friend, sadly missed. "We've been through some things together.....long may you run".