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William Kimber - 50 Years Dead

Young Buchan 26 Dec 11 - 08:40 AM
GUEST,999 26 Dec 11 - 08:47 AM
Wolfhound person 27 Dec 11 - 08:45 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 27 Dec 11 - 11:35 AM
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Subject: William Kimber - 50 Years Dead
From: Young Buchan
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 08:40 AM

50 years ago today William 'Merry' Kimber died. He was the concertina player with Headington Quarry Morris, and at Christmas 1899, as a very young man, he was heard playing by one Cecil Sharp. It was the first time Sharp had heard Morris tunes. It changed his life.
And mine.
And probably yours.


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Subject: RE: William Kimber - 50 Years Dead
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 08:47 AM

Review of Absolutely Classic


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Subject: RE: William Kimber - 50 Years Dead
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 08:45 AM

My father danced to his music when I was a very young girl (and before I was born, I think). I thought everyone grew up with Morris kit and rapper swords in the house.

Now my granddaughter (aged 5) wants to learn to dance Morris "properly". Her mother started aged 11, having wanted to do it from age 2 - and still does.

I a proud to be the granny of a 4th generation dancer.

Paws


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Subject: RE: William Kimber - 50 Years Dead
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 11:35 AM

He's absolutely in a class of his own. I first heard his music when I worked at Cecil Sharp House - one of the perks of the job was that we could (or, at any rate, did) listen to the recordings. I'm trying to think of words to describe him and they all fall far short of doing him justice. People will just have to seek out and hear him for themselves. Thanks for this thread, YB.


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