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Obit: Karl Dallas R.I.P (1931-2016)

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Johnny J 21 Jun 16 - 09:07 AM
matt milton 21 Jun 16 - 09:39 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 21 Jun 16 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,henryp 21 Jun 16 - 09:47 AM
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Subject: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: Johnny J
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 09:07 AM

Just read the news on Twitter that former folk journalist, singer song writer, and passionate political activist Karl Dallas has just passed away. No further information yet..

https://twitter.com/frootsmag/status/745227062370275328

One of his memorable quotes was along the lines of "Folk clubs exist so that one day they will no longer need to exist.."


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: matt milton
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 09:39 AM

Very very sad to hear this news.

He must have at least lived to a ripe old age though, right?


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 09:46 AM

Sad news indeed. He was a great champion of folk music in all its guises - through his Melody Maker columns, his own magazines and through his performances. He had recently been in hospital and posted on his FB page that he was dying.... he was 85. RIP Karl.
Derek


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 09:47 AM

A sad day. My sympathy to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 10:55 AM

Sad indeed. Condolences to Gloria.
RIP, Karl; you will be much missed, friend.


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 11:31 AM

I have known him long; even since he was Fred before he decided to be Karl. Marched alongside him on the first Aldermaston March playing guitar in his group - there was a pic of us together there on the BBC's first "Folk Britannia" programme a few years ago; reviewed alongside him, he for The Times & I for The Guardian, at first Edinburgh Folk Festival in early 1960s; knew both his wives, Betty & Gloria. "Ripe old age" someone says above. He was only 85: just a year older than me; how ripe is 'ripe' and how old is 'old'?

Adieu, Fred -- old old friend!

≈Michael≈


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 02:30 PM

I always thought of him as Fred Dallas, with Karl as being a kind of alias. Wrote some great stuff.

I don't like "ripe old age" - implies it's time to be plucked. Which I'm sure you aren't MG for a long time yet!


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 03:21 PM

Karl, you will be missed! I have added Karl to the "In Memoriam" thread. My condolences to all who know and love him.

RIP,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: GUEST,MikeOfNorthumbria (sans cookie)
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 03:31 PM

Sad news that he's left us - but while he was here he made his mark, contributing in full measure to the causes closest to his heart. He will be fondly remembered by many who share the same passions and values.

Adios amigo!


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: GUEST,cujimmy
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 06:20 PM

He inspired 1000s of us
, even from his hospital bed very recently he was encouraging people to sing, write poetry and to protest against injustice RIP Karl.


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Subject: RE: Karl Dallas R.I.P
From: GUEST,bradfud lad
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 06:57 PM

Watch out for info on his memorial concert, as instructed by Karl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Karl Dallas R.I.P (1931-2016)
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 22 Jun 16 - 12:16 AM

Why has this obit thread for an active folksinger and distinguished folk journalist dropped below the line? In what way is this a "General discussion thread"? Much puzzled!

≈Michael≈
    Maybe somebody made a mistake, maybe me. With the recent sluggishness, it's sometimes hard to predict what effect a click will have. Fixed it. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Obit: Karl Dallas R.I.P (1931-2016)
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 22 Jun 16 - 03:21 AM

Similar Mike - sad to hear this news; I always thought that he wrote about all types of music with great authority. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Karl Dallas R.I.P (1931-2016)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Jun 16 - 05:14 AM

I can only find one post here by Karl Dallas:

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=6416

I thought there were more.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Karl Dallas R.I.P (1931-2016)
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 22 Jun 16 - 09:29 AM

The last time I saw Fred/Karl was when he invited me to meet him at Cecil Sharp House during one of his trips to London. He had the great idea to write a book about song collector Cecil Sharp and composer George Butterworth. The idea was to focus on that August day in 1916 when Butterworth was killed in France, while Cecil Sharp was collecting songs in North Carolina. Butterworth had, of course, also collected folksongs in England and had danced in Sharp's demonstration Morris Dance side.
I told Fred/Karl as much as I could about what Sharp was doing in August, 1916, and also mentioned that Sharp's secretary Maud Karpeles, who was also with Sharp in the Mountains,had fallen in love with Butterworth. Like I say, I liked the idea and looked forward to seeing the book. But, to my knowledge, the book never appeared. I wonder, though, did Fred/Karl actually get round to writing it. Or did the idea only remain in his mind. Does anybody know?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Karl Dallas R.I.P (1931-2016)
From: BanjoRay
Date: 22 Jun 16 - 07:17 PM

Was the book going to be fiction, Mike? Sounds like a good film!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Karl Dallas R.I.P (1931-2016)
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 23 Jun 16 - 04:43 AM

Ray, I'm not too sure. It was certainly going to be based on fact and the interest was between the contrast of what was happening to the two friends on the day when one was in peaceful NC collecting folksongs while the other was being killed by a sniper's bullet at the Battle of the Somme.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Karl Dallas R.I.P (1931-2016)
From: cujimmy
Date: 23 Jun 16 - 06:46 AM

Heres a nice write up in todays T & A newspaper


http://www.thetelegrapha


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