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Obit: Donnie Donegan, regular at Upton FF 2014

Mr Red 28 Oct 14 - 12:49 PM
Waddon Pete 30 Oct 14 - 07:09 AM
GUEST,Mr Red 03 Nov 14 - 06:30 AM
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Subject: Obit: Donnie Donegan regular at Upton FF
From: Mr Red
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 12:49 PM

Those of you who remember a little old lady with a voice that could knock your socks off.
Her daughter rang today to tell me she passed away this week in Kidderminster.

She was keen on Jazz too and ran a Folk Club in the area for many years. She was always going to dig out some cassettes she had of after club singing at her house and was proud of the nights Arlo Guthrie sang there. I never got to hear those tapes.

I don't have any more details, but her wishes were for those attending the funeral to be brightly dressed with colourful umbrellas. That's Donnie. Plus a feast after. Quite a character!

A recording of her singing a song from WW2 that has not surfaced anywhere else is available on > songs > "Down with Hitler and the Nazis" (near the bottom)

Spread the word.

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Subject: RE: Obit: Donnie Donegan, regular at Upton FF 2014
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 07:09 AM

I'm sorry to hear this. Thanks for the link. Very interesting. My condolences to all those who knew and love her.



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Subject: RE: Obit: Donnie Donegan, regular at Upton FF 2014
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 06:30 AM

Funeral is at St Mary's Church, Churchfields, Kidderminster Friday Nov 7th at 2pm.
Remember those umbrellas. Inspired by Jazz/New Orleans funerals.

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