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Obit: Pete Shutler of Yetties (6 Oct 45-21 Sep 14)

GUEST,Derek Schofield 22 Sep 14 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,PeterC 22 Sep 14 - 11:51 AM
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Subject: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 11:40 AM

I am sad to report the death yesterday (21 September)of Pete Shutler, accordionist with the popular British folk group The Yetties. There is further information on the news page of The Yetties website, www.theyetties.co.uk
Fond memories of ceilidhs and folk nights at Sidmouth and elsewhere...
Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 11:51 AM

Really sorry to hear the sad news, he and the rest of the gang did so much for English Folk Music


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Mike Smith ,
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 12:39 PM

Pete has been part of our lives for ever it seems.Happy memories of the beginnings at the White Hart in Yetminster,through so many years of humour and music.He was loved by those whos lives he touched with his talent and wit . He leaves a big hole in our community.We will miss him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 12:49 PM

so very sad - he was a marvellous chap, and great musician, performer and teacher. Dorset won't be quite as beautiful without his great good humour and talent.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 12:56 PM

I first saw Pete and the Yetties at my first Sidmouth - and most recently a couple of years ago when he played at a fundraiser for Wimborne Minster festival, shortly before Christmas 2012. He was under the impression he'd be playing for a ceilidh, but it turned out to be a concert so he busked it and gave us a thoroughly entertaining evening (of course). Very sorry to hear he's gone.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 03:39 PM

Another stalwart of the scene bites the dust. Fond memories of their visits to Yorkshire in the 60s and 70s. Commiserations to all friends and relatives.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Brian Peters
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 04:09 PM

A real shame. Pete was a good guy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 04:24 PM

I shall remember him every Sunday morning as the omnibus Archers theme plays on Radio 4, and think about some evenings at Halsway Manor.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 05:37 PM

I'm really sorry that Pete has died. He was a great inspiration to me when I first took up the accordion in 1969/70, and came to know him personally. He was one of nature's gentlemen, and I shall miss him RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: billybob
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 06:10 PM

Very sad news, but very happy memories of a very lovely gentleman RIP Pete

Wendy,( Walton on the Naze Folk Festival, Farningham and Kitty's Folk Club )


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Guest No Fixed Abode
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 06:27 PM

We will remember a lovely honourable man with a great sense of humour. His kindness to us was greatly appreciated and somehow somewhere a drink will be toasted to a great man! Our condolences to Marion and all the family, we send you love from our little corner of the world. Una and Tony.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 07:35 PM

So many happy memories.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Stephen Challis
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 08:31 PM

Thanks to Derek Schofield for reporting this. Bonny announces on the website that Pete passed away 'earlier this evening', but as it is undated I searched online for more details. This appears to be the only other report. Given that a significant proportion of the British population listen unknowingly to Pete (and Bonny, Mac and Bob) every Sunday morning before and after one of Radio 4's flagship programmes, I would have thought that his passing would have warranted a mention by the BBC.

I have followed The Yetties from 1979 until their retirement in 2011, buying all their albums and attending as many of their concerts and ceilidhs as I could. In my view Pete was one of the most gifted and talented yet under-rated entertainers that Britain has ever produced; I have heard that he was regarded as one of the best accordion players of his generation. And he could play the bowed psaltery so sweetly as to almost bring a tear to the eye. Then he could move you from tears to laughter - few could tell a joke with such humour and with such an effortless, natural delivery. Most entertainers feel like they are trying to make you laugh. But Pete didn't need to try.

Thank you, Pete. You helped to make the world a brighter and happier place. You have a place in my heart for ever.

Thank you, Pete. You made my world a brighter place. You have a place in my heart for ever.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,nager
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 12:43 AM

I remember seeing the Yetties back in the 1970s at Taunton in Somerset and it was a great concert. Sorry to hear of Pete's passing.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,IainG
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 02:25 AM

Thank you for the music Pete RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 05:31 AM

I send my sincere heartfelt condolences to the family of Pete.. I spent many a fun time watching the Yetties with my family as a teenager, the first Tuesday of every month I think it was in Sherborne.. Amazing times and music.. And occasionally if lucky in the Digby Tap.!!! Rest in splendid peace Pete <3


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 05:34 AM

GUEST,One of those rare performers who could make it seem as though you were in your own front room, whatever the size of the venue.A true friend of the Dorset/Somerset Morris Community.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 03:44 PM

I was very sorry to hear this news. As has been said throughout this thread, he was deservedly well-liked and popular. He made playing the accordion seem so easy! My condolences to all who knew and love him. I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 07:30 AM

There is an obituary in today's Guardian ...
Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 07:35 AM

Indeed, written by yourself, Derek - here's a blue clicky.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 07:58 AM

I was about to write a few words but I find that the last two lines of the post by Stephen Challis have said it all for me. I hope you won't mind my borrowing your words Stephen, but I knew Pete for many years and my life was always brighter when he was around. Goodbye Pete, thanks for the memories.
My wife and I send our sympathies to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,David Downton
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 09:37 AM

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Pete's death I was privileged to teach his children Jamie and Sarah and Pete was a great supporter of The Abbey School in so many ways.He became one of us !
Pete had so many talents both as a person and as an entertainer He was a bright star in the sky and loved by all those who knew him.
Pete was a true son of Dorset and William Barnes 's verse says it all.
"But now I hope his kindly face
Is gone to vind a better place.
But still wi' vok'a -left behind
He'll always be a -kept in mind "


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Sap't see the Yetties that mper in Truro wit
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 11:48 AM

Didn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Sapper in Truro with work
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 11:52 AM

Curse these bloody tap touchpads you can't turn off!
As I was saying, I didn't see the Yetties that many times, 4 or 5 at most, but they were always a worthwhile night out.
Another of the old stagers gone from the Folk World, he will be remembered fondly by many.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Irene M
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 02:34 PM

Oh bugger! So sorry to read this. The Yetties were my pin-ups in my teens (when the other girls had The Osmonds on their bedroom walls!) I always listed them together with Bonnie Dobson as my big folk influences as I grew up. My thoughts are with the extended Yettie family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Mac & Fiona
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 03:44 PM

So sorry to hear that Pete's died. He was a lovely man and a great friend when we lived in Sherborne. Our thoughts are with Marian, Jamie and Sarah.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Valerie & Derek Kent
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 04:15 PM

We have known Peter for some 30 years and he became a wonderful friend. He was a lovely guy and a totally under rated musician who will be sorely missed throughout the country. To see the relationship he had with the disabled at the Yetties last concert will always be in our memory.

Rest in Peace Peter and every wish to Marian, the family and Bonnie & Mac.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,betty des and family.
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 04:16 PM

A lovely man. Dorset has lost a diamond. I saw the yetties so many times in Sherborne. God bless.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Ian Gill
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 04:36 PM

Another good bloke gone. His music will live on.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 01:52 PM

I knew Pete as he inspired me to take up the accordion from an early age, his inspiration is what made me become what I am today. Lovely man and great musician. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 04:44 AM

I've just seen on the Yetties' website that the funeral will be at 2pm on Friday 10th October at Yetminster Church.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,bubblyrat
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 06:29 AM

I remember The Yetties from my days at Yeovil Folk Club in 1965-66, before they went "Pro" one or two of them worked on the Yeovil Corporation dustcart ! I will always remember his divine rendition of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas " on bowed psaltery in Christchurch a few years back. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,guests dorothy and derek elliott
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 07:32 PM

it was always a very special treat when The Yetties came to our club in barnsley and we are very sad to hear about Pete.He was a wonderful man, and both our daughters were madly in love with him from a very young age!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Keith Geary
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 10:01 AM

How very sad to hear this news. My family and I had known Pete for more than 25 years. He was a real gentle man, funny, irreverent, but never unkind. And a wonderful musician; I rate him as the best accompanist I have ever sung with. RIP Pete.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Tony Beard (The Wag from Widecombe)
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 09:05 AM

I heard this sad news just as I was going on air last Sunday afternoon.
I had to pay tribute to a fantastic chap.
I played the 'boys' singing "Praise of Dorset" because that is what the Yetties always did.
My thoughts are with you all Marian, Jamie, Sarah, Bonny & Mac.
Having appeared with them so many times - Oh Dear.
Tony


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Michael Moore
Date: 02 Oct 14 - 10:37 AM

So sad to hear of death Yapton and the whole of Sussex will miss him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Rachel Hanger
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 07:00 PM

As a "Dorset Girl" living in Australia, The Yetties could take me "Home" and that beautiful deep voice of Peter Shutler was magic.
I only got to see them play once but so glad I did.
RIP Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Graham Cole
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 12:10 PM

Some many memories of nights at the Octagon Yeovil and Pete with the Yetties and the late Fred Wedlock. We were privileged to have known Pete and to experience some wonderful music.
RIP Pete


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: Girl Friday
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 09:25 AM

Not using Mudcat much, these days, but have been looking out for this thread as I heard the sad news a while ago. Pete was a real character, a good musician, and it was a pleasure to have known him on our summer visits to Sherbourne. Regrettably we didn't get to play at the folk club this year.Rest in peace from T D L.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 02:15 PM

John and Fran ireland Bridport. We will miss the lovely music and his wonderful sense of humour. R.i.p.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,Pamela Mead
Date: 12 Oct 14 - 06:41 AM

Rest in Peace Pete.

It was a great privilege to have been one of your pupils.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of the Yetties RIP
From: GUEST,paul downes
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 07:15 PM

Only just heard. Wonderful hour with Pete, Mac, Mick Ryan and myself at Whitby. Pete was such a great man with the jokes. Will be sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Shutler of Yetties (6 Oct 45-21 Sep 14)
From: GUEST,Mike Groves
Date: 02 May 15 - 03:32 PM

internet browsing tonight and found this.
Saddened to have just learned of Pete's passing.
I attended the West End folk night for a number of years in the 80's & 90's.
Pete was a great front man, a brilliant musician and with loads of Bon a vie. The Yetties gave so many a chance with a floor spot.
Pete - you will be sadly missed but also with a great admiration from everyone for all you did.


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