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2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)

Roj 08 Feb 16 - 12:09 PM
VirginiaTam 08 Feb 16 - 12:22 PM
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Richard Bridge 08 Feb 16 - 01:54 PM
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Subject: Obit: John Barden
From: Roj
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 12:09 PM

Dear Friends of John Barden
Jan has asked me to post the news to you all that John passed away unexpectedly yesterday (Sunday 07.02.2016) at home.

Throughout his illness John remained determined to fill
his time living life to the full with travel and music, and making special times with friends and family.

He so wanted to get back out once more to see you all again but he is now at peace and pain free.

Our love and condolences now go to Jan, Teni and Rachel and to his many friends and family spread across this Earth.
Brian and I are proud to have been his Bardettes but even more grateful to have had him as the truest of friends. We will
miss you and raise a Parting Glass to you John. RIP dear friend x

Marion (and Brian)
PS Do please pass on to those who may not be on Mudcat. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 12:22 PM

This is hearbreaking news, even with the forewarning. Just did not think it would be so soon. All my love to Jan and family.

Farewell to The Barden of England


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden
From: Kampervan
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 01:03 PM

This is very sad news. John was a great supporter of local festivals and clubs. He will be sorely missed.
Condolences to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 01:54 PM

A good bloke with a great voice - and in his day a great capacity for beer and enjoyment of life. What better epitaph could a man have?


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 03:35 PM

How sad - he will be missed at many a session


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 03:46 PM

My condolences to his family and friends. RIP John


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 05:24 PM

The Bedford wont be the same !!!    R I P


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 05:33 PM

Such a shame to hear this. I sat in quite a few sessions with John at festivals, in fact if I spotted a session that he was sitting in I knew that it was quite likely to be worth joining.
Condolences to friends and family.

Robin Madge


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 06:04 PM

Anchor man of many sessions at The Bedford Hotel and The Swan in Sidmouth, which is how I knew him, as well as when he came up to Scotland for Loanhead Festival a few years back. I knew he had been fighting the big C, but hadn't expected this quite so soon. RIP John, and love to Jan and family. We'll keep your name going at Sidmouth this year.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 08:47 PM

A great loss to the folk scene in Kent and further afield. He'll be missed by so many.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 07:35 AM

An excellent singer and guitar player, and a lovely man, thank you for your company John.

RIP BJB

PS we will raise a few glasses in your honour at the GI tonight

Wee Jock


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 07:57 AM

Very sad, great supporter of folk music in my native kent and my adopted Devon, We'll raise a glass at the middle bar reunion in Feb, which he attended last year.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Acorn4
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 08:31 AM

There was something really special about John.

He always made sure that quiet people got a chance to be heard in the bar sessions in the Bedford and created a bit of order out of chaos.

RIP

Dave and Julia


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,John Barden Ireland
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 09:25 AM

Greetings from the Irish John Barden, living in Germany.

So sorry to hear about this. People here in Germany sometimes laughed about us both having the same name and both being musicians.

He contacted me once and joked about this and even suggested that we get together one day for a few songs.

Condolences to family and friends.

John Barden

www.john-barden.de


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 10:17 AM

Really sad to hear this. I've not been able to get to many sessions in Kent for the lat couple of years, but always enjoyed listening to John back when I was a more regular attender. RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,Enfield/Swindon
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 02:29 PM

So sad to hear. Without doubt one of the nicest people I've ever met. Rochester will never be the same without you. RIP John.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 02:29 PM

R.I.P John- don't get to Kent much these days, but I know how much he'll be missed on the local scene- will miss him myself next time I'm at Tenterden festival.... bery sad


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 03:32 PM

I was very sorry to hear the news. He definitely left us too soon. He was a great person to have at a singaround, session or festival. Happy memories. My condolences to the family.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,carbboard cutout
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 05:20 PM

Very saddened and shocked to hear this. Many condolences to his family and also his many friends in the Kent folk community and at the Bedford.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 02:59 AM

I have had an indirect message via Clive Lever (Clever Evil of this site)that the landlord of the Bedford would like to be made aware of funeral and wake arrangements to send flowers. Clive would also like to be made similarly aware.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 03:37 AM

sad news. I met him at Tenterden, very pleasant man. condolences to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 03:50 AM

Very sorry to read this news - condolences to Jan and family.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 07:27 AM

I found this video I took of John at The Seven Stars in Foot's Cray, Kent, January 8th 2011:


The Barden Of England At The Seven Stars


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: bubblyrat
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 09:39 AM

How sad and unexpected ; his presence at Sidmouth ,especially in the Bedford,will be sorely missed. RIP .

Roger in South Zeal ,Devon.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 11 Feb 16 - 06:27 AM

We shared thoughts for John and Roy Harris at Faversham Folk Club last night and Bob Kenward led us all in singing Where Have All the Flowers Gone in their memory.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: growler
Date: 11 Feb 16 - 04:42 PM

We enjoyed a concert with Dave Blosse on Tuesday at The Good Intent. It was packed and the whole pub singing 'down by John Barden's Field, in harmony, made one want to blub.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: alanabit
Date: 11 Feb 16 - 05:40 PM

How very sad. I always enjoyed his posts here and I met him once at Don 'T's club. He will be missed by many.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Feb 16 - 02:42 PM

From Marion Rodgers -

"Friends of John Barden
The funeral arrangements to celebrate the life of John are as follows:-
Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 1.15 Vinters Park Crematorium, Bearsted Rd, Weavering , Maidstone, ME145LG. Casual dress is welcomed by the family as are any donations made in John's memory to Cancer Research in preference to flowers. Thank you.
Afterwards, Jan welcomes you to a wake at The Good Intent Pub, John Street, Rochester ME1 1YL.
The Good Intent pub is a well known Folkie favourite venue where John enjoyed a pint or two ! of ale.
Please note that as this falls on a Tuesday, some of you may also wish to join in the Good Intent Folk Club Singaround held later on from 8.00.
Simon Barlow, Kevin Henty Karen L Weobley
Finally, the family understand that for some of you the time and distance may make being there in person impossible but they are very grateful for all your kind wishes and tributes.
Jan Barden, Teni Barden"


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,Jerry Crossley
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 03:39 AM

Hoist up the John B sail - half mast won't do.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 07:03 AM

Two well loved folkies, John Barden and Roy Harris.

What a shame both funerals / celebrations of life are on the same day.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 02:36 PM

Always a great session guarenteed wwith John in the chair.

Here's a YouTube clip of him singing "We may or might never all meet here again": http://youtu.be/xA97lVbfvVg


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: growler
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 04:36 PM

John, you certainly left 'Marks in the Grass'


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 08:26 PM

We only met briefly @ Miskin.

The comments above make it clear that you left a positive impression on this folk community which we all love.

Good night, God bless.

R.I.P.
Nigel


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 20 Feb 16 - 11:46 AM

I never met John, but we had Bo Foakes as a mutual friend. He was staying with Bo in Cornwall when a CD of mine arrived in the post, and he immediately adopted one of the songs, which I took, and still do, as a great compliment. RIP.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 Feb 16 - 01:01 PM

John Barden singing Ken Bryant's Marks in the Grass

Gutted that we cannot be there to sing John along on this leg of his journey.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: vectis
Date: 20 Feb 16 - 11:07 PM

I was very sorry to hear that John had died. Big man, big heart. My condolences to his family.
Mary Barr


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Feb 16 - 03:05 PM

John will be sorely missed by Trevor and myself. He was a true friend, a pleasure to know, to hear, and we will miss his steadfast support of Tone Deaf Leopard and their various Folk activities.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,Linda
Date: 27 Feb 16 - 09:25 AM

Sorry for your lost and thanks for letting me know

Linda


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: Genie
Date: 28 Feb 16 - 02:10 AM

Very sad news. My condolences to all who kniew John and loved him.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: GUEST,Peter Chegwyn
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 05:23 PM

John was always a very welcome visitor to the Gosport & Fareham Easter Festival and the Wickham Festival, both of which I've organised. He was a lovely man, always smiling. Festival sessions will never be as good again. Deepest sympathies to his family.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: John Barden (The Barden of England)
From: bubblyrat
Date: 01 Mar 16 - 06:47 AM

Peter Chegwyn ; have you an E-mail address for Don McKenzie from Gosport area ; a diminutive Glaswegian ? I tried to "pm" you without success (sorry).


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