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Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)

Bugsy 30 Aug 13 - 11:29 PM
Bugsy 31 Aug 13 - 12:04 AM
JennieG 31 Aug 13 - 08:33 AM
GUEST,John Foxen 31 Aug 13 - 09:33 AM
GUEST 01 Sep 13 - 01:43 AM
Bugsy 01 Sep 13 - 02:49 AM
nager 01 Sep 13 - 02:54 AM
Sandra in Sydney 01 Sep 13 - 04:12 AM
Waddon Pete 01 Sep 13 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,David De Santi, Wongawilli Band, Wollongong 01 Sep 13 - 07:05 PM
Bugsy 03 Sep 13 - 05:43 AM
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Subject: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: Bugsy
Date: 30 Aug 13 - 11:29 PM

It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that our friend Roy Abbott died this morning, after a long and hard fought battle with Oesophageal cancer .

Roy was a long time member of the famed Mucky Duck Bush Band in Perth, Western Australia.

He was a great songwriter, an outstanding musician, a lovely man and a good friend,

I have no further details at this time but we are going to see his wife, Pauline, tomorrow and should be able to let you know something more after that.

He will be sadly missed.

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: Bugsy
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 12:04 AM

This is SOME of what we've lost


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: JennieG
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 08:33 AM

Sorry to hear that, Bugsy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 09:33 AM

I never saw him but his song And When They Dance has become a firm favourite at our club HaverFolk in the UK. We'll sing it in his memory on Wednesday. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 01:43 AM

That's a lovely gesture John, and thank you Jennie for your post.

I've been looking for a clip of "And when they danced" and found this one by Wongawilli.

And When They Danced

Could I ask you to also post your comments on Roy's Facebook Page

It would be nice for his wife Pauline to see them.

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: Bugsy
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 02:49 AM

That last post was from me. Forgot to log in.


Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: nager
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 02:54 AM

So sad to hear this.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 04:12 AM

'And when they dance' is a lovely memory to leave behind.

Bugsy, I'm not on facebook, could you post my condolences to his family

sandra


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 12:45 PM

...a lovely song. Thanks for posting.

Best wishes,
Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: GUEST,David De Santi, Wongawilli Band, Wollongong
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 07:05 PM

Hi folks
Great shock to hear the news. One of his neighbours where he lived sent me the message this morning. We only met Roy a couple of times but it was a great pleasure, and especially to hear him sing. He was a great song crafter. Wongawilli is indebted to Roy's craft with his beautiful song And When They Dance, which we have taken around the world and Australia. We'll be certainly singing and toasting his contribution to the Australian folk music scene at our next couple of festivals over here. Our deepest condolences for Pauline and the family.
David De Santi, Wongawilli Band, Artistic Director Illawarra Folk Festival


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Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Abbott (Aus)
From: Bugsy
Date: 03 Sep 13 - 05:43 AM

We went to visit Pauline this morning, and I passed on your condolences to her.
Roy didn't want a funeral so had a "non attended cremation" today.

We will try to put together a concert as a celebration of his life, hopefully in November.

I'll keep you posted as to the details (for those of you who will be in or around Perth WA then.

Cheers

Bugsy


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