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Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012 [funeral info]

GUEST,Dave (Bridge) 21 Aug 12 - 09:10 AM
GUEST,Sean Breadin (Sedayne / Blandiver etc) 21 Aug 12 - 11:10 AM
GUEST,Sean Cooney 21 Aug 12 - 04:56 PM
Betsy 21 Aug 12 - 05:00 PM
Dave Sutherland 21 Aug 12 - 05:00 PM
Northerner 21 Aug 12 - 05:02 PM
Mavis Enderby 21 Aug 12 - 05:17 PM
Young Buchan 21 Aug 12 - 05:56 PM
Young Buchan 21 Aug 12 - 05:58 PM
The Sandman 21 Aug 12 - 06:49 PM
doc.tom 22 Aug 12 - 04:08 AM
RoyH (Burl) 22 Aug 12 - 04:17 AM
GUEST,Cliff Healey 22 Aug 12 - 05:30 AM
Young Buchan 22 Aug 12 - 10:15 AM
MoorleyMan 22 Aug 12 - 11:05 AM
ian1943 22 Aug 12 - 11:25 AM
ian1943 22 Aug 12 - 02:08 PM
Wolfhound person 22 Aug 12 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,Dave (Bridge) 23 Aug 12 - 03:30 AM
GUEST,Michael Burns 23 Aug 12 - 02:34 PM
nutty 24 Aug 12 - 09:18 AM
JHW 25 Aug 12 - 03:42 PM
GUEST,Stu Weetman 28 Aug 12 - 06:34 AM
Dave Sutherland 28 Aug 12 - 07:43 AM
GUEST 28 Aug 12 - 02:14 PM
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Subject: Obit: Fred Brierley
From: GUEST,Dave (Bridge)
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 09:10 AM

That great character of the North East folk scene died early this morning. RIP Fred.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley
From: GUEST,Sean Breadin (Sedayne / Blandiver etc)
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 11:10 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. Another sad loss for the North East scene. I always remember Fred doing his rounds with Folk Roundabouts hot off the press - dropping them off at The Colpitts and never staying! I think I last saw him when he came along to one of the Friday night Queen's Head singarounds we did at the Morpeth Gathering - maybe 2010.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: GUEST,Sean Cooney
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 04:56 PM

I'm very sorry to hear this news. I first met Fred about 8 years ago when he was running his club at the Gilesgate Moor Hotel in Durham and have lovely memories of Croxdale Folk Festival which he was so committed to. Rest in Peace Fred


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: Betsy
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 05:00 PM

Very nice bloke .... R.I.P. Fred.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 05:00 PM

So sorry to hear this news. I have known Fred since he first started coming to South Tyne Folk & Blues in the late sixties as an enthusiastic audience member through to working with him on around three South Tyneside Folk Festivals in the seventies along with Alan Patchett and the late Bob Gilroy. Fred invited me to his eightieth Birthday in November when I last saw him in March at Birtley's 50th birthday.
RIP Captain.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: Northerner
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 05:02 PM

I had intended contacting him for information about Sedgefield Folk Festival and was shocked to find it was too late to contact him. I met him through Trevor Lister and Folk Roundabout, I think it was at the Pot and Vlass. I didn't know him very well but he always friendly. Condolences to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 05:17 PM

Sad news. Met Fred at some of the Staithes weekends and enjoyed his music and his company. He'll be sadly missed. RIP Fred.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: Young Buchan
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 05:56 PM

Farewell Fred. Singer, club and festival organiser, spoons afficionado, glass engraver, sailor, cook and inventor of a peculiar Christmas competition in which pairs of people stood face to face and sang at each other until one of them lost the plot. The land of the the Pit Yakkers will not be quite the same again.
Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: Young Buchan
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 05:58 PM

Oh, and for a while - pub landlord!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 06:49 PM

oh shit. Ihave known FRED for many years, not particularly well,he turned up at my gigs in the northeast sometimes and was a very nice guy. r.i p. Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: doc.tom
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 04:08 AM

Sad news. Very fond of Fred from his Song & Ale days - and as a landlord. R.I.P.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 04:17 AM

Sad to hear of the loss of a north eastern folk stalwart, and a genuine bloke. Condolences to his family. RIP Fred. RoyH.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: GUEST,Cliff Healey
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 05:30 AM

Very sad news.
Fred was a very nice man who I had the pleasure of knowing for the last 10/12yrs.
He will be sorely missed around the clubs.
My condolences to his family.
R.I.P.Fred


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: Young Buchan
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 10:15 AM

...and tin whistle player. The more I think about him, the more different facets I remember. What a bloke.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 11:05 AM

Sad news indeed. Really nice guy...
RIP Fred.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: ian1943
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 11:25 AM

Farewell Fred, old pal, one of the great publicists, singer, whistle player, spoons player, club organiser, weekend organiser, sea captain, nice fella et al. One of the very best!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley [funeral info]
From: ian1943
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 02:08 PM

Fred's funeral is at St Bartholemew's Church, Sunderland Bridge, Durham at 1pm on Tuesday, 28th with a gathering at the Daleside, Croxdale afterwards


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 02:37 PM

Another good one gone: one of the people who just got on with it, and sparked so much.

Paws


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Subject: Obit: Fred Brierley update [funeral info]
From: GUEST,Dave (Bridge)
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 03:30 AM

Here are the details of Fred`s funeral sent to us from his partner
Sheila. Tuesday 28th at 1 o'clock in St Bartholomew Sunderland Bridge.
If you wish to send condolences, Fred`s address is 21 Front St
Croxdale Co. Durham DH65HY. Doreen & Bryan
Afterwards at the Daleside in Croxdale.
A song written by JohnDixon about Fred.
https://www.facebook.com/​music/song/​fred-brierly-and-his-spoons​mp3/10150983251901065


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012 [funeral info]
From: GUEST,Michael Burns
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 02:34 PM

I met Fred for the first time only last year, my first at Sedgefield, but it was clear what a nice man he was. Bumped in to Bert Draycott last night at Whitby and when I mentioned going to Sedgefield, he told me Fred had died. Reading the tributes to him you realise what a great contribution he made to the musical traditional in the North East


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012 [funeral info]
From: nutty
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 09:18 AM

Heard the sad news at Whitby.

Fred was indeed ultra enthusiastic about folk music and its people.
I've never known anyone quite so adept as Fred when it came to promoting his events. I often joked about the number of trees it took to produce all those publicity leaflets.

He was a lovely man who always had the right song for the right moment and he will be missed.

Sadly I can't make the funeral but will be thinking of him

RIP Fred.

Hazel Bolton


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012 [funeral info]
From: JHW
Date: 25 Aug 12 - 03:42 PM

Alas no leaflet for this do but we'll all be there Fred
And we'll keep helping the toads across the roads


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012 [funeral info]
From: GUEST,Stu Weetman
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 06:34 AM

Many is the good time that was had at Fred's after the South Tyne Folk and Blues club on Friday nights. He was one of the old school folkies and a great bloke.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012 [funeral info]
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 07:43 AM

Exactly Stu; if those walls in that Hastings Street cottage could talk...........................................


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Subject: RE: Obit: Fred Brierley 21 August 2012 [funeral info]
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 02:14 PM

Just back from bidding Fred farewell. Nice service with what is left of the Ancient Mariners leading the singing. Packed church with lots of folky friends and family. Retired to pub afterwards to continue talking about and remembering the legend that was Fred Brierley. Legends never die they just keep going on.


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