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Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009

Dick The Box 31 Jan 09 - 05:20 PM
treewind 31 Jan 09 - 06:31 PM
Folkiedave 31 Jan 09 - 06:47 PM
johnadams 31 Jan 09 - 06:50 PM
Ruth Archer 31 Jan 09 - 07:07 PM
Surreysinger 31 Jan 09 - 08:47 PM
GUEST,Helen Woodroffe 01 Feb 09 - 01:46 PM
The Sandman 01 Feb 09 - 02:04 PM
Herga Kitty 01 Feb 09 - 02:14 PM
Chris Drinkwater 01 Feb 09 - 06:08 PM
GUEST,Ralphie 01 Feb 09 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Anna 01 Feb 09 - 07:05 PM
vectis 01 Feb 09 - 07:14 PM
The Sandman 02 Feb 09 - 04:48 AM
Zany Mouse 02 Feb 09 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,Louisa 02 Feb 09 - 05:43 AM
GUEST,baz parkes 02 Feb 09 - 01:47 PM
bubblyrat 02 Feb 09 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,Pip Ives 04 Feb 09 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Ian Hall 04 Feb 09 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,Mike Bell 04 Feb 09 - 09:02 AM
Folkiedave 04 Feb 09 - 06:56 PM
MBSGeorge 04 Feb 09 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,Will Pound (known to Rosie as Harmonica Will 04 Feb 09 - 08:34 PM
Susan B 06 Feb 09 - 06:40 AM
Dick The Box 09 Feb 09 - 12:00 PM
GUEST 09 Feb 09 - 12:25 PM
GUEST,ChrisP 09 Feb 09 - 02:10 PM
GUEST,molly barrett 09 Feb 09 - 08:16 PM
GUEST,Phil Davies 12 Feb 09 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,Suman Mathew 12 Feb 09 - 01:22 PM
bubblyrat 12 Feb 09 - 02:20 PM
GUEST,Lesley-Jane 13 Feb 09 - 07:02 AM
bubblyrat 13 Feb 09 - 07:11 AM
Surreysinger 13 Feb 09 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,Sue Palmer 14 Feb 09 - 06:52 AM
The Sandman 15 Feb 09 - 05:20 AM
GUEST,Sidney Tyrrell 16 Feb 09 - 05:37 AM
GUEST,Mike McManus 21 Feb 09 - 05:54 PM
GUEST,Carrie Paechter 23 Feb 09 - 05:35 AM
GUEST,Myrna Felix 23 Feb 09 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,Chris Drinkwater 01 Mar 09 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,Ralphie 02 Mar 09 - 12:35 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 02 Mar 09 - 04:05 AM
Folkiedave 02 Mar 09 - 05:13 AM
bubblyrat 02 Mar 09 - 05:35 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 02 Mar 09 - 06:58 AM
Surreysinger 02 Mar 09 - 07:20 AM
Noreen 02 Mar 09 - 07:44 AM
GUEST,Oyster Morris 04 Mar 09 - 09:22 AM
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Subject: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Dick The Box
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 05:20 PM

Just to let you all know that Rosie T-B unexpectedly died this afternoon at her home in Newcastle. She had her second knee operation earlier this week and came out of hospital on Friday. However, she collapsed late this afternoon and the paramedics were unable to revive her - they suspect that it was a pulmonary embolism.

Rosie was well known as a musician both for Morris and Ceilidh, and was a stalwart of the Radway. Her musical career took her from Norwich to Newcastle via London, Exeter and Watford. She will be missed.

I will post funeral arrangements when I have them, but it will probably be delayed as her death was very unexpected.

Richard Ashe


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: treewind
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 06:31 PM

Thanks for posting this.
Rosie was a good friend, though one we didn't see often enough.
I am shocked. Unexpected indeed.

RIP Rosie

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Folkiedave
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 06:47 PM

Yes indeed - always good fun to have around.

I am sure there are many in Sheffield City Morris who remember her.

RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: johnadams
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 06:50 PM

A great shock. I've known Rosie for years.

I played some tunes with her in the beer tent last Towersey. Such a nice person and a good session player.

RIP.

Johnny Adams


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 07:07 PM

I knew Rosie, albeit not very well. Sympathies to her family and to Great Western.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Surreysinger
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 08:47 PM

I'm shocked ... I only met Rosie properly ,although I'd seen her around for years, this last Sidmouth gone, when we shared a table and tea one rainy afternoon in a crowded cafe during the week, and a very enjoyable shared tea and table it was... and then we Facebooked. I noticed that she had gone in to have another op ... and then to see this headline. My sympathies to all her family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Helen Woodroffe
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 01:46 PM

The news has shocked me. Rosie was so full of life. I know Rosie from dancing with Windsor and Rockhopper's and particularly from the late nights during Windsor's trip to the US. She was always ready with a song or a tune. I haven't seen her in a few years since I moved away for work. My thoughts are with her family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: The Sandman
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 02:04 PM

I am really sorry to hear this .
I havent seen her for many years,but always considered her a friend.
my sympathy to you,and to all her family.Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 02:14 PM

I am both shocked and saddened - was thinking of Rosie only this morning because I was making plans for reunion and Folk Week, and expecting to see her in the Bedford and playing for Great Western. Deepest sympathy to Chris and the family.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Chris Drinkwater
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 06:08 PM

First of all, a thank you to Richard Ashe for kindly posting the sad news of Rosie's sudden death here on Mudcat, and secondly, a big thank you to all the kind folks and friends of hers who have read her obituary and posted such heart-warming tributes to her. I am deeply touched, as are members of her family.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 06:50 PM

Only ever met Rosie in the Radway either the festival or the re-union.
Always a smile, always a challenging tune for me to grapple with.
This is such a sad day. I'm sure many a glass will be raised and many a tune will be played in Sidmouth in a couple of weeks time.
Rosie. It was always a pleasure to play and talk with you. My thoughts are with your loved ones.
Ralph Jordan. (Radway Sidmouth regular)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 07:05 PM

When I first met Rosie, she was my tutor during my teacher training. She then went on to become a valued colleague to both my mother and I whilst at the University of Hertfordshire. Later, Rosie and I discovered that we had a mutual love of all things squeezy in common and so started the 'musical' era of our friendship. Jon and I played with Rosie many times and will remember her for her enormous sense of fun and the enthusiasm with which we all bashed out a new tune together.
A terribly sad loss to us all - love and thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

Anna Elliott & Jon Loomes


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: vectis
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 07:14 PM

I am sitting here totally aghast. I just can't believe that she and I will never have a bit of a giggle at a festival session again.
Just goes to show that you can never depend on "See you next year" turning out to be true.
She will be very much missed by many. RIP Rosie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Feb 09 - 04:48 AM

Rosie,Recorded one track,The Bold Dragoon,on an lp[xtra label] called the larks they sang melodious.
my reaction,when I heard of her death,was what a bummer.
I too shall raise a glass,to someone who wont be forgotten.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 02 Feb 09 - 05:36 AM

Very sad news. Apart from seeing her at the Radway I remember her at the Pump House in Watford many years ago.

That folk club up there is getting far too full

She will be missed in many areas

Blessings
Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Louisa
Date: 02 Feb 09 - 05:43 AM

Just to say thank you for all your messages and musical memories. I loved playing with Rosie too - we had a lovely family session at Christmas. We are all totally shocked and it hasn't sunk in at all.

Louisa (Rosie's niece)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 02 Feb 09 - 01:47 PM

Echo all the above

Play one for me up there, girl

Bazx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: bubblyrat
Date: 02 Feb 09 - 01:55 PM

I have just seen this,and am devastated.Half an hour ago,I was looking fondly at photos of me playing in the Radway with "Dr Rosie" last year,and was SO hoping that she would be at Sidmouth in 3 weeks time. I first met her at Towersey some years ago,and she was most complimentary about my accompaniment of her playing.We became very friendly,and I shall miss her terribly.
                      Sadly,
                                  Roger Mills


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Pip Ives
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 08:13 AM

I too will greatly miss Rosie, as will many other session regulars from the Newcastle area. I had only known her for about a year (since she moved up north).
Last night in the local session the pub put beer on as a toast to Rosie and Harmonica Will played a tune for her,

My thought sare with her family

Pip Ives


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Ian Hall
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 08:49 AM

Rosie played with us in Knit Your Own Yoghurt (in Oxfordshire), and she was trying to continue that despite being in Newcastle most of the time. She introduced a number of new tunes into our repertoire. I will particularly think of her playing Galician Jig/Jump At The Sun and Rosza. Very distressing that an operation that seemed quite mundane should have had such dreadful consequences.

The two tune sets you can here hear:
http://www.myspace.com/knityourownyoghurt
feature Rosie's playing. I think we've got one on melodeon and one concertina.

Ian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Mike Bell
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 09:02 AM

The sadness and shock crosses the Atlantic. We only met Rosie three weeks ago at a session at the Tap and Spile in Morpeth, when we were over in the UK for some work at Newcastle University. She was so warm and welcoming and full of music in so many ways. She gave us a lift back to Newcastle, and helped us get to other sessions in the next two weeks, including the Cumberland Arms and the Cooperage. We exchanged many emails in that time too, and I had the sense of a long friendship in the making.

I will treasure the recording she made at the Tap and Spile for my daughter--an 11-year old aspiring fiddler--of the Boda Waltz. We will play it in her memory this evening when my daughter gets home from school.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Folkiedave
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 06:56 PM

There was a less well-known side to her


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: MBSGeorge
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 07:32 PM

Very sad news, Rosie has always been so kind. Condolances to her family. I'm sure that she will be remembered fondly at the MBS Re-union (20th Feb).

George xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Will Pound (known to Rosie as Harmonica Will
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 08:34 PM

I first met Rosie in the radway a few years ago and was very happy to hear she was moving upto Newcastle where I live. She taught me lovely tunes and we always had a chuckle and a joke. I will miss her greatly. RIP Rosie.

Harmonica Will


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Susan B
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:40 AM

Although I've known the sad news since Saturday it has taken me until today to feel that I can say something about the loss of Rosie. She was a wonderful friend, so full of life and fun, with a wicked sense of humour. We were going to travel down to the Radway re-union together and I still find it hard to accept that she won't be chucking an assortment of instruments into the back of my car and talking non-stop about anything and everything for the whole journey.

She had gone through so much in this last year, with her wrist operation to enable her to play the melodeon properly again; then the two knee operations. The move to Newcastle had worked well and she was looking forward to being re-united with Chris when he moved up later in the year. My heart goes out to Chris, and to all her family, particularly Harriet and Ellie, her daughters.

She was a great player who appreciated melody and beauty in a good tune, wherever it came from - she championed a number of 'Irish' tunes, played in an 'English' style, slower and sensitively, and could be moved to tears by a particularly beautiful rendering of a tune. I hope that many recordings of her playing and singing exist.

Goodbye Rosie. I shall really miss you.

Susan B


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Dick The Box
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 12:00 PM

Rosie's funeral will be at 3.30pm on Friday 27th February at Reading Crematorium, All Hallows Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 5LP. There will be a session/sing/dance afterwards (at a venue to be decided) so bring your instruments/voices/bells. No flowers please but if you wish to make a donation there will be a collection on the day for Amnesty International. You can also give through this website using the ID 2767. If you are likely to come please could you PM me so that the family can get an idea of numbers. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 12:25 PM

I knew Rosie mainly from The Radway, on the odd occasions when I was there. I always enjoyed her playing and am glad that I told her so. We had enough conversations for me to appreciate what a good person she was, and I shall miss the opportunity to have known her better. My condolences to all those who knew her well.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,ChrisP
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 02:10 PM

Sorry, that was me. I've lost my cookie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,molly barrett
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 08:16 PM

The fact that I haven't seen Rosie for years doesn't dim the memory of this warm lovely lady whom I knew best in her days in Norwich. The old Red Lion has lost so many voices since then, hers ringing out among them. Sing on, Rosie!
Molly


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Phil Davies
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 11:02 AM

Many thanks for all the lovely messages - Rosie will be indeed be missed by all of us.
Phil (Rosie's nephew)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Suman Mathew
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 01:22 PM

Rosie left a vacuum in the field of education.She's such a passionate,dedicated hardworking working tutor!



You always remember in our hearts! How can we forget a tutor like you!

My heart felt condolscences to her family and friends!

Good bye Rosie!

Suman Mathew(ex-student)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: bubblyrat
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 02:20 PM

Have PM 'd Dick, and will certainly be there on the day,complete with guitar ! Suggest we all meet beforehand in "The Travellers Rest" just down the road from Reading Crematorium ??


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Lesley-Jane
Date: 13 Feb 09 - 07:02 AM

I am a friend of Rosie's from her "other life". I was so shocked by the news. I knew her as a truly passionate and enthusiastic teacher and great companion in foreign lands. I particularly remember a night in Vancouver with Rosie, friends and oysters! Rosie was a National Teaching Fellow, an accolade recieved by 50 university lecturers each year for outstanding learning and teaching activities. Rosie has just said that she was looking forward to being much more involved in the Association's activities and I was looking forward to working more closely with her. Many of the National Teaching Fellows have expressed their deep regret at her passing and their great memories of their friendship. I hope the family will not mind my attending her funeral to pay my respects and those of her many friends in the Higher Education community.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: bubblyrat
Date: 13 Feb 09 - 07:11 AM

Karen ("Wild Flying Dove" ) will be accompanying me to the funeral--she only met Rosie for the first time at Sidmouth last year,but,as a fellow Teacher and "Folkie",she was impressed----Rosie had that effect on people.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Surreysinger
Date: 13 Feb 09 - 10:24 AM

Hi Bubblyrat ... I'll second that! I only really met her for the first time last Sidmouth ... and I was looking forward to getting to know her better. I'm looking to see if I can cancel a hospital procedure on the Saturday, so that I can get to the funeral, as I really feel I would like to be there.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Sue Palmer
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 06:52 AM

Lovely lady, good fun, good company. Rosie will be sadly missed


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 05:20 AM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Sidney Tyrrell
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 05:37 AM

Just heard the very sad news and found this website. Like Lesley Jane I knew Rosie from her other life, but she was just as colourful and fun and inspirational there - she and I were elected National Teaching Fellows in 2003 and I will truly miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family particularly as her death was so unexpected.
Sidney


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Mike McManus
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 05:54 PM

I heard of Rosie's death early on but have only just ventured into Mudcat. I knew Rosie from Sheffield City's trips to Windsor and Great Western but I also met her at an educational conference in Vancouver (no oysters though!)where we suddenly realised where we had met before. Seeing each other in civvies was a shock! We had a very enjoyable few hours in the bar discussing both education and music. She will be a sad loss to all the areas of her life. My condolences to her family and close friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Carrie Paechter
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 05:35 AM

I too have only just heard this sad news. I knew Rosie as an academic, from her work on the journal Pedagogy, Culture and Society. We all benefitted from Rosie's good sense and reliability. She will be much missed in the education community.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Myrna Felix
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 12:54 PM

I am saddened to hear the news of Rosie's death. Although I never met her, we exchange very pleasant and funny emails for the journal Pedagogy, Culture and Society. She replied to my requests for reviews even if she was abroad on holiday or business. I can always depend on her. I will dearly miss her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Chris Drinkwater
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 08:01 PM

Rosie was cremated on friday 27th February in the afternoon, near Reading. It was a lovely humanist service, excellently led by the celebant Clare, with contributions from myself and members of Rosie's family. As we entered the chapel, Rosie could be heard singing the song The Bold Dragoon, taken from a recording made in the Ship Inn, Blaxhall Suffolk, in 1973, when she was just 23 years old, featuring various local singers, and subsequently released as an LP record. Over 50 people attended her funeral, including family, friends and members of Windsor and Rockhopper Morris, who came in kit and danced at the wake afterwards, which was held in a nearby pub, called The Crown. Musicians were encouraged to bring their instruments and, after the buffet, we had a lovely session, playing some of Rosie's favourite tunes. Despite the nature and sadness of the occasion, it was a really jolly and special event, and just the kind of send off Rosie would have wanted. My thanks, again, to everyone who came to pay their last respects and for all the lovely cards and kind words of condolence that I and her family have received since her death.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 12:35 AM

My first experience of a Humanist service. And I found it strangely more spiritual thsn some religious ones that I have attended in the past. (How does that work?)
Lovely really isn't the proper word for the day, but, It was lovely.
It was great to meet her family, who sang and played brilliantly, and her other friends from her Academic life.
I would like to think that if she'd been present, she would have been chuffed at the turn out. (and probably slightly embarrassed!)
As they might say in the North of England. "A reet good do"
I feel proud to have known Rosie. And I'll play a tune for her whenever I'm in the Radway at Sidmouth.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 04:05 AM

There is a piece about Rosie in the Other Lives section of The Guardian today (Monday 2 march) written by Rosie's sister.
Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Folkiedave
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 05:13 AM

It's here.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: bubblyrat
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 05:35 AM

I was also experiencing a Humanist "service"for the first time, and was most pleasantly surprised.It was a beautiful,wonderful and very spritual occasion.Knowing that it is possible to have a funeral "service" whereat people are encouraged to sing "Bold Riley" is somehow rather comforting.
                      The "wake" afterwards was ,I felt,a joyous act of fond remembrance,and it was nice to meet, and play with,Ralphie,to whom I have been less than respectful recently on this forum, I regret to say.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 06:58 AM

Mr Rat of Bubbly fame. No offence taken. Any differences we may have had, are long since gone, and it was a pleasure to play with you. too.
See you along the road sometime.
Regards Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Surreysinger
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 07:20 AM

I echo these sentiments entirely - I would never have expected to be singing both Jerusalem _and_ Bold Riley at a funeral service,to listen to a piece from Vaughan Williams' "Five Mystical Songs" (coincidentally a piece which I am very fond of), and to walk out to the strains of "Chelsea Morning". It was "right", comforting and very moving. I am absolutely sure that Rosie would have been immensely proud of the musical and spoken contributions of her family both in the chapel, and at the "wake" afterwards (completely the wrong term for the gathering at the pub - it didn't feel like a "wake" at all.)

I can't claim to have known Rosie anywhere as well as most people present, but I felt a need to go and say "goodbye". I am so glad that I was able share in the day, and to actually participate musically (in a very small way) in the session in the pub afterwards .. a very special warm, and fitting occasion.As bubblyrat said , a joyous and fond one.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 07:44 AM

As mentioned by Derek and Dave above (as it won't stay there forever):

Rosie Turner-Bisset

Marjory Bisset

The Guardian, Monday 2 March 2009

My sister Rosie Turner-Bisset, who has died aged 58, following knee replacement surgery, was an inspiring educator and the author of Expert Teaching (2001) and History in the Primary Classroom (2004). She also wrote research papers and teacher material for Guardian Education. In 2003 she received a National Teaching Fellowship, which recognises excellence in higher education teaching.

Rosie was also a fine player of the English concertina and melodeon, and a lovely singer with a huge repertoire of songs. She played for several Morris sides, including Great Western and Windsor Morris, and was a regular during Sidmouth Folk Week in Devon.

The youngest of three girls, she was born (prematurely) in Culcheth near Warrington, Cheshire. Her mother was a shorthand typist and her father a lorry driver. Rosie passed the 11-plus and went to Newton-le-Willows grammar school. In 1973 she graduated from the University of East Anglia in English and history. There she learned the concertina, having already reached a high standard on the guitar at school. She also began singing in folk clubs.

After a brief foray into local government, Rosie trained as an English teacher at Lancaster University and, in 1977, took a teaching job in Croydon. She married Michael Turner in 1979 and had two daughters. In 1989 the family moved to Exeter, where Rosie combined teaching with a research post at Exeter University, which led to her obtaining a PhD in 1997. She embarked on her career as an academic in primary teacher education at Hertfordshire University in 1996. Early last year she moved to Newcastle University.

Rosie loved wild places and was a keen mountain walker and rock climber in her youth. She was also a determined person who faced much adversity, but she always kept cheerful and had strong and loving connections with family and friends.

Rosie's marriage ended in divorce. She is survived by her daughters Eleanor and Harriet, her sisters Sylvia and myself, and her partner, Chris.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Oyster Morris
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 09:22 AM

This sad news has only just reached Oyster Morris.
A great loss. Condolences to all her family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Gadaffi
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 02:35 PM

My sincere regrets at not adding to the condolences earlier. My daughter is a very good friend of Rosie's Harriet, and was holding back the news whilst I was in hospital recovering from heart surgery.

I knew Rosie peripherally until four years ago. I was in The Volunteer at Sidmouth after foolishly taking on the lunchtime sessions in 2005. I preferred to run these with a co-host, not having the confidence then to go solo. One co-host hadn't turned up, and I was short of a couple more for later in the week. Then this still small voice behind me said 'I'll host with you, George'. We have shared many a song in The Volly and tunes in the Sidmouth Radway and the Towersey Horseshoe's ever since. A true friend indeed.

My fondest wishes to her family. Judging by the above posts, she was literally one more of the many understated heroes and heroines of the British folk scene. I, for one, will miss her terribly.

George Frampton


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 12:22 AM

Just to let everybody know, Rosies partner Chris and I are just about to start work on a CD of Rosies' recordings, both tunes and songs. We are hoping to have it ready for Sidmouth, as we're sure that many people in the Volunteer and the Radway would like a copy in her memory.
(All proceeds going to an, as yet, unspecified charity.)
I'll keep you informed as to the projects progress.
Cheers
Ralph Jordan.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Rosie Turner-Bisset - 31 Jan 2009
From: GUEST,Pendar
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 05:53 AM

I wasn't aware of this sad news until today. Another side of Rosie that people may not be aware of was that she was a member of Mensa.

Those of us who knew her through her attendance at New Members meetings and Salsa meeting will miss her.

Pendar


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