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2018 Obit: RIP Don Bilston

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GUEST,Douglas 12 Jan 22 - 09:33 AM
maeve 12 Jan 22 - 09:05 AM
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GUEST,Douglas Hill 12 Jan 22 - 08:26 AM
Waddon Pete 16 Jun 19 - 05:49 AM
GUEST,John Robinson 13 Jun 19 - 05:23 AM
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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: RIP Don Bilston
From: GUEST,Douglas
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 09:33 AM

Absolutely correct. Thanks for correcting me. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: RIP Don Bilston
From: maeve
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 09:05 AM

"Dave Goulding in Scotland" Perhaps you mean amazing Dave Goulder?


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: RIP Don Bilston
From: maeve
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 09:04 AM

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Don+Bilston


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: RIP Don Bilston
From: GUEST,Douglas Hill
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 08:26 AM

Do not know if this will get to you - social media is not my thing.

Last night I spoke to Dave Goulding in Scotland trying to find out if he was the guy who had sessions on John Curl's-John Peel's BBC programs "Night Ride - Around Midnight" in the late 1960s early 1970s about steam engines.

Dave did not remember doing so, but suggested it might be Don Bilston - tried to find a telephone number for Don, but found this "notice" that he recently died. Dave didn't mention that he might be deceased.

Checked out YouTube videos of Don's songs - I'm sure that they are the ones that I heard.

Anyone with a long memory, can you confirm that my recollections are correct - will be mighty happy.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Cheers,

Douglas
coppinsuk@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: RIP Don Bilston
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 16 Jun 19 - 05:49 AM

Yes, Don did pass away last November of cancer. A sad loss. His "The Fireman's Song" is in the database and a good friend of mine often sings it. I would have thought he would have been mentioned before now? However, condolences are sent to his family, friends and all who know him and love him.

RIP,

Peter


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: RIP Don Bilston
From: GUEST,John Robinson
Date: 13 Jun 19 - 05:23 AM

I meant Nov, last year, of course. It's been a long morning, and a long night before!


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Subject: Obit: RIP Don Bilston
From: GUEST,John Robinson
Date: 13 Jun 19 - 04:18 AM

Hello all - I'm not a relative, and I only have sketchy details at this point, but yesterday I learned that very sadly, Don Bilston passed away on 19th November this year. As I don't know much about Don's life I wouldn't call this an obituary, but I didn't know where else to post it.

There's a back story: I became aware of Don's music accidentally, after hearing Pete Coe sing 'Fireman's Song' on YouTube . I regularly attend sing-around folk sessions at my local pub in central Birmingham, and we've been going for four years. We're not really a folk club, and our sessions are informal to say the least.

Although we don't publicise ourselves too heavily, we find that people drift in and out of our gatherings as they move around the country, and we seem to have developed a local reputation for providing a safe space to 'have a go', based on goodwill and encouragement. It's always great to hear people phone up the pub and ask after us: usually with a view to performing. Often, for the first time.

Last night two women turned up, curious about our sessions. One of them is related to Don, and she told me the news. They promised to attend our next session, and we'll have a crack at singing the 'Fireman's Song', and maybe learn a few more as we go along. While I hate being the barer of bad news, this is also an opportunity to learn more about Don's life and times.


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