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Col K - still missed on his birthday

Polly Squeezebox 25 Jul 08 - 05:29 PM
sian, west wales 26 Jul 08 - 03:46 AM
Abuwood 26 Jul 08 - 04:43 AM
MoorleyMan 26 Jul 08 - 07:29 AM
Gulliver 26 Jul 08 - 08:12 AM
Tig 26 Jul 08 - 08:54 AM
Scooby Doo 26 Jul 08 - 09:17 AM
Ebbie 26 Jul 08 - 10:03 AM
GUEST,old girl 26 Jul 08 - 05:02 PM
Alio 26 Jul 08 - 05:48 PM
Shantyjohn 26 Jul 08 - 06:09 PM
gnu 26 Jul 08 - 06:10 PM
Essex Girl 26 Jul 08 - 06:14 PM
Linda Kelly 27 Jul 08 - 03:15 PM
Mrs.Duck 28 Jul 08 - 02:10 PM
paula t 28 Jul 08 - 05:27 PM
Gulliver 28 Jul 08 - 07:30 PM
Ferrara 28 Jul 08 - 10:12 PM
Micca 28 Jul 08 - 10:22 PM
GUEST,Lorraine 29 Jul 08 - 04:07 AM
Mr Red 29 Jul 08 - 08:10 AM
8_Pints 29 Jul 08 - 09:56 AM
Tig 29 Jul 08 - 05:29 PM
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Subject: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Polly Squeezebox
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 05:29 PM

It would have been his birthday today - and I know lots of 'Catters would just love to still be able to give him a birthday kiss or buy him a pint and get one of his famous hugs. He's very missed at most festivals and still in our hearts. Sing one for him in memory.


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: sian, west wales
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 03:46 AM

Missed, and twice missed.

sian


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Abuwood
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 04:43 AM

We sang for him in Saddleworth - I am sure Warwick are missing him this weekend as we all do.
Ali


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 07:29 AM

I too sang for him at Saddleworth - and there ain't a week goes by when I don't miss him, things just keep bringing back memories.


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Gulliver
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 08:12 AM

Who was Col K?


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Tig
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 08:54 AM

I've talked to him mum today and she's doing alright. Still missing him badly of course, as am I. She's STILL trying to sort through the bags she brought from his house, which will hopefully be sold and completed by the end of August - as she said "probably the day to a year that he died".

Most of all she's really missing her share of Col Hugs. If you meet her please give her a hug.

Love and hugs
Tig
xxx


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 09:17 AM

I miss him too Polly squeezebox.I will make a point during the party tomorrow to wish him well where ever he is.

Scooby


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 10:03 AM

Gulliver, there are a couple of pictures of him in the 'Members Photos and Info' drop link.

My commiserations with you all.

Eb


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: GUEST,old girl
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 05:02 PM

Colin is sadly missed by every one that knew him, I hope I'll leave such fond memories when I go, what a legacy.
Rose


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Alio
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 05:48 PM

Gulliver - we're talking about Colin Kemp, a lovely man. The following was his Obit in the Saddleworth Folk Festival programme:


Colin Kemp was a stalwart of the folk scene, going to folk festivals up and down the country. He was a particular friend of Saddleworth Folk Festival, and attended every one from the beginning. For the first five or six years he was one of the chief stewards, providing sound advice to the committee, and was always on call through the night on the campsite, should any problems arise.
Colin was a well known, smiley face at all the festivals, always ready to provide support and a huge bear hug that just made you feel so much better! He either stewarded, sang with the Shellback Chorus, or both. Everyone knew him – all loved him - and when he died on August 31st 2007, shock waves ran through the folk world. It was evident from numbers attending his funeral that he will be sorely missed for a long time.
I will miss him greatly in Saddleworth – the festival weekend won't be the same without him for me. Who's going to lift people bodily out of the mud on the campsite? Who's going to deliver those big bear hugs? Who's going to be there ready to listen, or with a drink if you need it, or provide a shoulder to cry on? Colin, you're a star, and you will never be forgotten.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Shantyjohn
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 06:09 PM

It was very moving to remember Col on stage with the Shellbacks at Saddleworth. I asked Jim (Harrison) to be a book-end at one stage and he said he couldn't because he didn't have his mate with him.

It's funny how we all remember in different ways, but it's certain that Col is stilled missed by great many people on the Folk circuit - I can't see that ever changing...............


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 06:10 PM

RIP lad.


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Essex Girl
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 06:14 PM

Lovely man, still missed like all too many others


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 27 Jul 08 - 03:15 PM

miss you still always will -Happy Birthday Col love and hugs Linda xxx

By the way Pistachio has taken her Colin Huggable T Shirt to Warwick with her- shes hoping for hugs and money for the RNLI


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 02:10 PM

The hug was passed around at the final concert at Warwick last night. Only trouble is it didn't hug back. Also noone mentionned the RNLI then so didn't realise a collection was being made. It was particularly poignant being at Warwick on his birthday having celebrated it there many times before. We were camped on Colin Kemp Way with all the other stewards who worked with him over the years. He certainly leaves a big gap!


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: paula t
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 05:27 PM

I must admit that I couldn't bring myself to have that hug,because it wouldn't have been the same.I started to well up when Keith brought it onto the stage and said what it was.
God bless, Colin.


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Gulliver
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 07:30 PM

Alio, thanks for that information. Seems to have been a great chap.

Don


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Ferrara
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 10:12 PM

He's still missed in the U.S., too, by those who met him at the Getaway and elsewhere. We were talking about him just about 2 weeks ago in fact.


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Micca
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 10:22 PM

Rita, with the help of Tig I am hoping to bring one of Colins Famous Hug T shirts( a Shellback one) for the silent auction at this years Getaway!!


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: GUEST,Lorraine
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 04:07 AM

Oh Micca
What a wonderful idea. Colin is missed and what an appropriate item for the Getaway auction. Thanks Micca and Yes Colin's hugs are missed this side of the pond too.
~Lorrine


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 08:10 AM

You couldn't miss him at Warwick.

His ghost was there - called Colin Kemp Close.


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: 8_Pints
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 09:56 AM

At Warwick in the final singaround we closed with "The Farewell Shanty" in tribute to his memory.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Col K - still missed on his birthday
From: Tig
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 05:29 PM

It's actually a sweatshirt Micca. All this Great Adventure is obviously damaging your little brain cell.

The Shellback shirts only went to Shellbacks in this country but when his mum gave me this last time I saw her I checked with the Shells. Both parties were delighted to have it come to the Silent Auction as it would be what Col would have wanted.

Hugs
Tig
xxx


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