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Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June 2010

Skipjack K8 10 Jun 10 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,cookieless bloke 10 Jun 10 - 01:56 PM
GUEST,Banjo-flower 10 Jun 10 - 04:14 PM
Tim Leaning 10 Jun 10 - 05:02 PM
Doug Chadwick 12 Jun 10 - 05:23 AM
Doug Chadwick 12 Jun 10 - 07:55 AM
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Subject: Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 08:25 AM

Dear old Don Briers passed away yesterday. His son Stuart rang me today and asked me to pass the sad news on to the Barton/Barrow/Hull musical community, and to the wider Mudcat community, where Don occasionally posted as Ploughboy.

Don and Stuart were regulars at the Sloop session in Barton after they moved south from Shetland, Don playing accordion in a distinctive style to Stuart's fiddle. They were often accompanied by Tillie, Don's great friend who lived in Leicester and visited often.

By the time the session moved to Barrow, Don's health was starting to suffer, and after a while he could barely lift his 120 bass accordion, and devised a stand that he could use whilst sitting to play in the session. Eventually his attendances became very rare, and Stuart did a fine job as full-time carer. Don sadly only made 76 years of age, even though his battle with cancer started in his late sixties.

His definitive tune was the Mucking of Geordie's Byre, which he played with great aplomb It's always Don I think of whenever that tune comes up at a session, and I will play it at tonight's Coast Inn session, in West Mersea, Essex, in his memory.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June
From: GUEST,cookieless bloke
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 01:56 PM

All above sentiments echoed heartily, thoughts go out to Stewart, and sadness at the passing of one of us.
Lawrie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June
From: GUEST,Banjo-flower
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 04:14 PM

So Sorry to hear this

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 05:02 PM

Sad times..


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Subject: RE: Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 05:23 AM

Sad news indeed.

DC


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Subject: RE: Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 07:55 AM

His son Stuart rang me today and asked me to pass the sad news on ..... to the wider Mudcat community, where Don occasionally posted as Ploughboy.

Stuart also posts here, as Thumper


DC


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Subject: RE: Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June
From: Thumper
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 05:46 PM

I would like thank every one who made his time at the music enjoyable. And i thank you for your support.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Don Briers (Barrow Session) 9 June
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 05:25 AM

I was glad to be able to make the wake, Stuart, we played some great tunes that night. You have come on leaps and bounds as a fiddle player, a real credit to the auld boy. Don Briers RIP


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