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Obit: R.I.P. Mike Linden, Liverpool - 2014

Harmonium Hero 18 Apr 14 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,banjoman 18 Apr 14 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 19 Apr 14 - 02:10 AM
Harmonium Hero 20 Apr 14 - 10:01 AM
GUEST,JIm Moran 22 Apr 14 - 07:02 AM
Waddon Pete 24 Apr 14 - 07:04 AM
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Subject: R.I.P. Mike Linden
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 18 Apr 14 - 11:35 AM

Some of you may already know this, but Mike Linden, leader of the Liverpool-based Acme Ceilidh Band, has died. He had been ill for some months with what was thought to have been a recurrence of an old stomach problem, but was more recently diagnosed with liver cancer, and died on 30th March. Mike was accordionist with the Acme Band for over 40 years, and still playing until the last few weeks. He was also for many years fiddler/mandolinist and singer with the Flat County String Band.
His funeral was last Friday, the delay being due to an autopsy. Mike didn't want a funeral - didn't want the fuss. But his wife, Norma, was persuaded that many people would want to pay their respects, and so tried to contact as many as possible, but there must still be a lot of people who haven't heard the news, so please pass this on.
A talented musician with a great sense of humour. Mike was one of the good 'uns. He will be greatly missed.

John Kelly.


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Subject: RE: R.I.P. Mike Linden
From: GUEST,banjoman
Date: 18 Apr 14 - 11:46 AM

So sorry to hear this news as we were only speaking about the Acme Band a couple of days ago. Mike and the band played at our wedding reception at the Cattle Market Hotel in 1972. We sort of lost contact when we moved south.
Condolences to his family
Pete Maggie


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Subject: RE: 2014 Obit: R.I.P. Mike Linden, Liverpool
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 19 Apr 14 - 02:10 AM

Sad news. I used to love Flatt County and their wonderful old timey repertoire.
I saw a lot of Mike over the years at various sessions and he always had that wonderful smile.
Regards to Mike's family and friends.


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Subject: RE: 2014 Obit: R.I.P. Mike Linden, Liverpool
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 20 Apr 14 - 10:01 AM

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Subject: RE: 2014 Obit: R.I.P. Mike Linden, Liverpool
From: GUEST,JIm Moran
Date: 22 Apr 14 - 07:02 AM

I've only just been made aware of Mike's passing.
Like A previous poster, I was a big fan of Flat County and always wondered why the band split up! it's not as though there was any one to take their place!
I will greatly miss Mike's enthusiasm and musical flair.


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Subject: RE: 2014 Obit: R.I.P. Mike Linden, Liverpool
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 24 Apr 14 - 07:04 AM

Sad news. I have added Mike to the "In Memoriam" thread. My condolences to all who love and miss him.

RIP

Peter


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