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Obit: Sheila Douglas (19 April 2013)

GUEST,Gutcher 22 Apr 13 - 07:34 AM
Matthew Edwards 22 Apr 13 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,Auldtimer 22 Apr 13 - 12:04 PM
Vic Smith 22 Apr 13 - 01:20 PM
Maryrrf 22 Apr 13 - 02:09 PM
RoyH (Burl) 22 Apr 13 - 03:40 PM
Gutcher 22 Apr 13 - 04:29 PM
Anne Neilson 22 Apr 13 - 07:42 PM
GUEST,Eddie1 23 Apr 13 - 02:53 AM
GUEST,Alasdair Roberts 23 Apr 13 - 12:31 PM
Paul Davenport 23 Apr 13 - 12:38 PM
Richard Hardaker 23 Apr 13 - 06:51 PM
GUEST,Mike Yates 24 Apr 13 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,John Moulden 24 Apr 13 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 24 Apr 13 - 10:10 AM
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Subject: Obit:--Sheila Douglas
From: GUEST,Gutcher
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 07:34 AM

Passed to the Land o the Leal on Friday 19th., Sheila, friend, singer, storyteller,composer,scholar and loving mother.
Our thoughts are with Gavin and Colin at this time.
Jean and Joe.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19/4/2013
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 11:49 AM

Thanks for posting this sad news here Joe; it is well worth reading the extract from her book 'The Sang's the Thing' which appears on her website About Sheila. My condolences to her family.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19/4/2013
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 12:04 PM

It must be nearly 14 years since I last saw her. She was a kind soul, always made time for me and put me up a couple of times when attending TMSA functions in Perth. Another of the "good guys" gone.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19/4/2013
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 01:20 PM

Stayed with Andrew & Sheila in Scone several times after Blairgowrie/Kinross Festivals and arranged a folk club tour for her in the S.E. that included our club in Lewes and Isabel Sutherland's club in Groombridge.
Many happy memories of tine in their company.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19/4/2013
From: Maryrrf
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 02:09 PM

I'm sorry to hear this. I met Sheila while I was in Scotland in 2003 and she was gracious and encouraging. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19/4/2013
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 03:40 PM

Another sad loss to the folk community. Sheila and Andrew were great friends to me. Their house was a welcome home from home on my Scottish tours. Farewell and Thank You Sheila. My condolences to the boys.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19/4/2013
From: Gutcher
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 04:29 PM

Service for Sheila 3pm. Monday 29th. April at Perth Crematorium, Crieff Road, PH1 2PE.
Joe.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19/4/2013
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 22 Apr 13 - 07:42 PM

A sorry loss -- but grateful thanks for three fine books of songs which will encourage many younger singers in their search for grand songs.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19/4/2013
From: GUEST,Eddie1
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 02:53 AM

Many happy hours at the monthly sessions she used to hold in Scone. Never realised so many people could sleep in the one living-room!

RIP Sheila.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19 April 2013
From: GUEST,Alasdair Roberts
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 12:31 PM

Sad news... I never met Sheila but I pulled her book 'The Sang's the Thing' from my shelf just a couple of days ago - as Anne Neilson says 'in the search for grand songs.'

Rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19 April 2013
From: Paul Davenport
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 12:38 PM

Great lady, sad day.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19 April 2013
From: Richard Hardaker
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 06:51 PM

I remember Sheila as one of the stalwarts of the Newcastleton festival of twenty and more years ago, as ceilidh compere and competition
judge. (as was Ray Fisher) I believe her and Andrew were at the first ever festival in 1970. I always hoped we'd see her there again one year, sadly not to be.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19 April 2013
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 24 Apr 13 - 06:53 AM

Sad news indeed. Whenever I was stuck on some point or other about Scottish folksong or lore I would phone Sheila and she always seemed to have the answer. It was also a joy to call at her home, just to hear her talk and sing. I am sure that I am not the only person who will miss her.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19 April 2013
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 24 Apr 13 - 08:09 AM

I first met Sheila at the Keele Festival in 1969 and irregularly but very pleasurably since then, though not since Andrew's death. I much appreciate all she did and read her books and articles with interest. Our last exchange was in the pages of Living Tradition a few years ago(1995) when we discussed the health of the Scottish and Irish singing traditions. She was a great spirit, a great mind and, what is more important, a most assiduous searcher after truth. Her sons had a mother to be proud of. I am sorry that she is no longer with us.


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Subject: RE: Obit:--Sheila Douglas 19 April 2013
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 24 Apr 13 - 10:10 AM

I was in Edinburgh for the Tradsong Forum when the news broke. She would doubtless have been there if she'd been able to make it. A grand and immensely erudite person who seemed able to make a song up on every subject under the sun.

I wonder how many songs she's made about heaven since she got there?


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