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2017 Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player

GUEST,kenny 23 Dec 17 - 03:31 PM
GUEST,Observer 23 Dec 17 - 03:46 PM
Gallus Moll 24 Dec 17 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 25 Dec 17 - 08:36 AM
GUEST 25 Dec 17 - 11:10 AM
leeneia 25 Dec 17 - 09:58 PM
Waddon Pete 28 Dec 17 - 03:31 PM
Tattie Bogle 05 Jan 18 - 02:01 PM
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Subject: Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 23 Dec 17 - 03:31 PM

Very sad to report that Scottish whistle player Alex Green passed away yesterday. Alex was a good friend and musical inspiration to myself and many others over the years, and certainly one of the pioneers and strongest advocates for the playing and acceptance of the tin whistle as a serious instrument in Scottish traditional music.
All the more remarkable when you consider that he lost 2 fingers in an accident at an early age, and yet persevered to become such a capable musician.

I posted a few examples of his unique style of playing on "Youtube" a wee while back - here they are here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CDYcYhHGPA

https://youtu.be/NUnlV53bMWM

https://youtu.be/LhQRowMcQOc

My condolences to his family, and the many friends and musicians who knew him and enjoyed his company, friendship, wit and music over the years.

May he rest in peace.
Kenny Hadden [ Aberdeen ]


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Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 23 Dec 17 - 03:46 PM

Very sorry to hear the news. He was a very gifted man and wonderful company. Condolences to his family especially his son Alec.

RIP you will be sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 07:12 PM

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news, Alec was such a talented player and a lovely person--- I knew him through the TMSA way back when.
My condolence to his family; another sad loss to the Scottish music community,


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 25 Dec 17 - 08:36 AM

lovely fella- met him at those early TMSA festivals- always good crack & a fine player- came across him again more recently at Keith & 'Muchty festivals.
Condolences to all his family- another 'original' gone- so sad..


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 17 - 11:10 AM

Like Jim, I enjoyed his company and music at all those TMSA festivals in the late '60s & early '70s


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player
From: leeneia
Date: 25 Dec 17 - 09:58 PM

Thank you for the links, Kenny. He was indeed a remarkable player, and I'm sorry to hear he's gone.


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 03:31 PM

I was also sorry to hear this news. I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread. My thoughts are with all who new and love him. Follow the links....

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: RIP Alex Green, Scottish whistle player
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 02:01 PM

Just copying over the funeral details from Sheena Wellington's recent post on Facebook fr anyone who knew Alex or might want to go:

Alex Green - Tin Whistle Maestro

A celebration of TMSA Honorary Member and tin whistle wizard Alex Green's life is confirmed for Tuesday 9 Jan at St James' Episcopal Church, Arbuthnott St, Stonehaven at 1.15pm.
Family flowers only, but if desired, donations are welcome at the Church door to go to The Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland.
Burial is taking place the next day at Mortlach Cemetery, Dufftown at 1pm. All welcome to one or both.


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