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Obit: Simon Evans has died (1952-2014)

GUEST,Guest 10 Jan 14 - 09:05 PM
Tradsinger 11 Jan 14 - 03:21 AM
The Sandman 11 Jan 14 - 04:50 AM
billybob 11 Jan 14 - 05:03 AM
Waddon Pete 11 Jan 14 - 06:33 AM
GUEST,Henry Piper of Ottery. 11 Jan 14 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,George Frampton 17 Jan 14 - 10:07 AM
GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band" 18 Jan 14 - 07:18 AM
The Sandman 19 Jan 14 - 07:18 AM
GUEST 27 Jan 14 - 10:35 AM
GUEST 25 Feb 14 - 06:10 PM
GUEST,Trevor Mason 16 Jun 14 - 01:04 PM
GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band" 17 Jun 14 - 11:15 AM
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Subject: Obit: Simon Evans has died
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 10 Jan 14 - 09:05 PM

Surprised that Simon's death has not already been mentioned on here. Not sure of the details apart from the fact that he had stopped doing his folk show due to an aggressive brain tumour. Thoughts are with his family and friends


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died
From: Tradsinger
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 03:21 AM

Is this the Simon Evans who has done all the work on travellers and their music?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 04:50 AM

this is sad I remember Simon as a teenager turning up at Jeff Dales club in Downe, when he was just learning anglo, he later ran a folk show on radio kent, nice guy R I P.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died
From: billybob
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 05:03 AM

RIP Simon, very sad news ,

I was listening to a recording of the programme wedid in the 70's with him and Charlie only the other day. sent to me by Alan and Essex Girl.

It was a pleasure to know him. Thoughts are with his family and friends.

Wendy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 06:33 AM

This is sad news indeed. He did a great deal for folk music. Condolences to all those who knew him and miss him. I have added his name to our "Memoriam" Roll. RIP.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died
From: GUEST,Henry Piper of Ottery.
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 10:26 AM

Sad News indeed, I new Simon for Many years, initially through our mutual membership of Hartley Morris, and in the last few years via his bookings of my Jazz Band for the most excellent Fete he helped to organise on West Peckham green.
He should also be remembered for the research work on the Mumming traditions of the Darenth Valley he did with the late Charlie Jacobs. and the enormous amount of work he did on the music and lives of the Traveller Community.
My condolences to all his Family and friends.


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Subject: Obit: Simon Evans
From: GUEST,George Frampton
Date: 17 Jan 14 - 10:07 AM

I've just heard via Doug Hudson that the radio broadcaster Simon Evans died last week aged 61. I heard back in July that he had an inoperable brain tumour.

Simon was also one of those indefatiguable folksong collectors, focusing his effort of Kent's travellers. Indeed, his recordings and broadcasts on the subject on Radio Four and BBC Radio Kent are required listening for anyone with an interest. The front room in his cottage is given over to only part of his collection of tape recordings.

There are few musicians in Kent with who never met Simon, as he was keen to take an interest, if not devote recording time in his studio at Sun Pier, Chatham. Indeed, the Thomas Clark Quire were given time to introduce themselves, and later perform its repertoire of Christmas carols and hymns in its infancy.

Like many of us, broadcasting and collecting was only part of what he did for a living. He was a social worker, and exhibited as a photographer as OpenProductions. e was also a parish councillor for West Peckham, and campaigner for rural affairs in the area.

My condolences and thoughts are with Sharon and his three children.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died 2014
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 18 Jan 14 - 07:18 AM

We wish to send our condolences to Simon`s family.
The cassette recording of our programme with Simon on Radio Kent (when dear Mike Hutchison was with us) is even more precious.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died 2014
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 07:18 AM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died 2014
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 14 - 10:35 AM

Simon's funeral is this week but is a private event


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died 2014
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 14 - 06:10 PM

Hi all just found this! We Myself and Robin thank you for all kind words and we will at some point try to get some sort of web archive up of all media production from folk to Robin Van Persie the more commercial end of his activities but won him in expected new friends from the bits of the public bar that never got 'folk!' We know we have lost someone very special not much we could or can do about that all a bit overwhelming ! Thanks again , Sharon .


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died 2014
From: GUEST,Trevor Mason
Date: 16 Jun 14 - 01:04 PM

I knew and worked with Simon on & off for a number of years, including Radio Kent. When at the Arts Council I commissioned Simon to record the songs & stories of Ambrose Cooper and with Chris Wood, the Listening to the River project. Before he died we had been talking about working on the Deadman Island project about the history of the Medway Estuary.

I'd very much to hear his work and for it to be available to all. Do let me know if I can be of any help in bringing his radio work to the web. I have a small studio at home and access to professional recording equipment.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Simon Evans has died 2014
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 17 Jun 14 - 11:15 AM

Trevor,
       Give me your e-mail. We are hills636@btinternet.com

Yours,
John


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