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Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.

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RTim 05 Feb 10 - 01:46 PM
SINSULL 05 Feb 10 - 01:49 PM
Charley Noble 05 Feb 10 - 01:53 PM
jacqui.c 05 Feb 10 - 01:59 PM
catspaw49 05 Feb 10 - 02:06 PM
VirginiaTam 05 Feb 10 - 02:28 PM
Maryrrf 05 Feb 10 - 02:36 PM
RTim 05 Feb 10 - 05:30 PM
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gnu 05 Feb 10 - 05:56 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 05 Feb 10 - 07:02 PM
KT 05 Feb 10 - 08:36 PM
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Subject: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: RTim
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 01:46 PM

It was kinda odd to get a reminder this morning on Facebook that today - 5th Feb. 2010, would have been Barry Finn's 59th birthday.
I am sure everyone will with me in saying how much he is missed, and tonight at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH, I am sure many will sing in memory to him.
I wish I could be there to take part. I am singing tonight in a totally different type of performance - a British Music Hall show - but I will be thinking of Barry.
Do sing a song for him today - even if only to yourself.

If never we return again
No more shall we tarry
We'll leave a song on the Western Wind
Sing it again for Mr Finn and haul away for Barry!


Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: SINSULL
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 01:49 PM

Just saw the thread asking about Bold Riley and thought of Barry. He would have eams of info on the chantey.
Happy Birthday, Blue Eyes.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 01:53 PM

I'll be singing Barry's version of "Yangtse River Shanty" this evening at a coffeehouse.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 01:59 PM

I've had 'Beyond The Distant Hills' going through my mind today.

'For I don't know the road you travel, Or what lies in wait for you, But my heart is with you always, So Adieu, dear friend adieu.'


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 02:06 PM

Tell ya' Barry, your birthday just ain't the same without you. But as with the above 'Catters and the many others who will post here, we are so glad that your songs and your passions will be around forever.

To that end, let me tell you that for your birthday gift this year I have reposted a few of your old posts on one of those passions...using books to sing from and a few nasty words for RUS as well (:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 02:28 PM

I have been humming and singing shanties for the last few days. I wondered why.

I so wanted the opportunity to sing with Barry after the comments to that affect on another thread. Was half heartbroken for my selfish self when he passed away.

Happy birthday, Barry.

Maybe someday we will sing together.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: Maryrrf
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 02:36 PM

Happy Birthday Barry. I can't imagine going to a Getaway that doesn't include you...


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: RTim
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 05:30 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 05:43 PM

I shall watch the youtube video of him doing Yangste River Shanty and sing along.

Still hard to imagine such a Force of Nature has been stilled but for what has been saved.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: gnu
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 05:56 PM

A nice tribute.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 07:02 PM

Facebook recently suggested I send a message to Barry- tears came to my eyes.
I've been thinking of his song, "You wouldn't know it to look at me..."

You live on, my friend.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: KT
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 08:36 PM

Last thing I heard him sing was The Sad Sweet Shores of the Callows. (You can find him singing it on You tube ) I was mesmerized.

" Sing it again for Mr. Finn."    Will do. With gratitude.

KT


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 09:05 PM

From 9 (and a half!!!) years ago, I find this comment on the Bench Moving Shanty Session, from our Rita:

"Oh. The bench moving shanty. Who started that? Was it Jeri? No, Judy Cook, I think. I do know my husband was on the other end. You see, they had these high backed benches like church pews and there was a very long one that was on an uneven spot in the floor. My memory is a bit fuzzed here but it seems to me Barry Finn and Dani were the worst instigators of a little game that involved waiting till every one was immersed in a song, then shifting your weight, like on a seesaw, so the people at the far end of the bench would go bump in a most startling and unexpected way.

Well, what the hell were we singing? Can't remember but it has to have been loud and boisterous. Judy said, "I'm Gonna Do It," and she grabbed the back of the bench and started pushing the whole thing in a circle, pivoting on the rough spot in the floor. About six people were being taken for a ride. But it's hard for one person to get up any real speed, you see. So then Bill got on the other end, and there were other aiders and abetters, and for the entire length of one song they pushed this damn thing 90 degrees round, reversed direction, back again to Start and away we go again. It's the second silliest thing I've ever seen at a Getaway"

hehehehe. That makes me smile tonight, and miss Barry even more. Go back and read that thread, and feel some early sparky magic of the melding of fsgw and mudcat, of which Barry was such a wonderful part.

Dani

PS: Mick, I especially treasure your report of Lani Hermann threatening your life : )


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: GUEST,Tinker
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 09:55 PM

Dani, you made me smile. That was an amazing night....

Barry.... thanks so much for so many memories in laughter and joy.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: Amos
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 10:45 AM

Fond reflections to a truly good man, wherever it is he is dropping his hook now.

As an aside that Facebook crittur is very undiplomatic, though!!

A


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: stallion
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 02:49 PM

many happy returns (I would wish) miss you fella


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Subject: And Remembering our Barry Finn
From: olddude
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 04:47 PM

Banks of the Callow


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Subject: RE: And Remembering our Barry Finn
From: DebC
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 04:57 PM

Wonderful. Brought a tear to my eye that did.

I really miss Barry.

Deb Cowan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 12:43 PM

Mystic will not be the same without him. Barry will always be missed.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 08:15 PM

Wish you were here to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to......


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: bbc
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 08:40 PM

What a big soul. He was a very special man.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 09:10 PM

Indeed he was. I miss him terribly, even though I only saw him once or twice a year...


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: CamiSu
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 09:35 PM

I, too, got a "reconnect with Barry Finn" message from facebook the other day. I so miss his messages that he was heading to Cameron's. I would tease him that he never got to my house--took him a bit to get it the first time, even though I show up as Cameron there...

Such a sweet man.

CamiSu


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 09:38 PM

He popped up today in my screensaver, in a group of laughing festival-goers. SO ALIVE that I'm sure his spirit lives on somewhere, not to mention HERE.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 03:38 PM

Every time I think of the next Getaway, the thought pops in my head "Barry won't be there."   It is still so hard to comprehend a world without him, he was so dynamic and full of life. I will go to the Getaway, but it cannot be the same. Getting older causes one to lose friends in a permanent way and lately there have been more Getaway regulars pass than I care to enumerate.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb.
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 03:47 PM

The March shanty session at the Press Room usually falls on or within a few days of my birthday...it will be odd not to see Barry there.


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