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Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005

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Subject: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: billybob
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:03 AM

I am so sorry to tell you that Dave died at 12.10 this afternoon, Linda was with him and his twin Peter.
He was a wonderful friend and had the most beautiful voice.
He will be missed so much in the folk clubs and by everyone who knew him
Wendy


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: The Villan
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:17 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. I didn't know him, but have been following his brave attitude to what the cards had dealt him.
My sympathy and condolances to family and friends.
RIP Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:24 AM

How very sad. lovely man, lovely voice, lovely memories.
Another gap at Miskin.

Andy & Jillie


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: mooman
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:25 AM

So sorry to hear this very sad news.

Our thoughts are very much with you Linda.

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:38 AM

God be good to him, and all his loves.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:38 AM

Thanks for telling us. I've passed the word on to Simon (harlowpoet) who was up to see him a couple of weeks ago, and he'll be telling others around our part of the world where he'd been a frequent visitor.

Dave will be missed all right. A great man.


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:42 AM

I am deeply saddened by the news of Dave's passing. Yet another great loss to the folk fraternity. We will all miss his booming voice and genial personality. My sympathies to his family. Rest in Peace old friend. Burl (ROY)


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Big Mick
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:46 AM

How like the world has become Mudcat. Around the world today, friends, met and unmet, will feel the sadness of the loss of one of us. Dave Bryant will be sorely missed here. Giok MacKenzie had just told me that I needed to drop Dave a line.

His voice will not be hard to find among those that loved him, and among those that knew him. My sincerest sympathies to his family and close friends.

God be good to him,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: greg stephens
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:50 AM

I only met Dave the once, last year in Kent. Genial, and a big voice, as has been said elsewhere. So glad I had a chance to meet him. Condolences and warm thoughts, Linda.


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: rumanci
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:55 AM

May I add my sincere sympathies too.   A lover of life who accepted the frailties of the body but not the spirit and fought right to the end by all accounts, and is held so dear by so many. My thoughts are with you Linda and all of the people who will miss his giant presence so deeply.

rumanci


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:05 AM

So sorry to hear this sad news. Dave was a sweety and a great bloke. We shall all miss him very much at the Tudor Barn and at Knockholt.

We will have great memories of Dave and his famous stories and great beer.

Love and warmest thoughts to Linda and the family.

Blessings
Deb & Pat


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:14 AM

Dammit. I don't know what to say......Linda, so sorry to hear this.


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: harlowpoet
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:27 AM

Although not unexpected, I was sad to hear this news today.

He loved singing, and this always came out when he played.

Condolences to Linda and his family.

Simon


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: treewind
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:29 AM

Really sorry to hear this. Only met him a couple of times, but a big and unforgettable personality, and an asset to many song sessions.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:30 AM

So sorry to hear this news.

I first heard "The Roman Gladiator" sung by Dave at the 2004 Euro-gathering in Barrow – a fun song sung with great gusto. Inspired by this performance, I've now included it in a musical sketch for Cubs and Brownies. When they perform it on stage, I'll be thinking of Dave.

DC


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:31 AM

Linda just told me.

A brave end to a brave chapter.

Now we must all live up to the standards he set us over the last (approximately) year.


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: growler
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:41 AM

Linda
It is very sad, but I feel proud to have known Dave. God bless
    Simon


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:46 AM

I've been waiting for this thread to appear.. and now it's here I wish it wasn't. Another singer has finished his song here.

Linda - you know where we are if you need anything.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:48 AM

so sorry to hear this -a most beautiful voice -lots of love to Linda


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:54 AM

I am grateful to Linda and Dave for sharing his last journey with us, here, at the Mudcat. I didn't know him, but it was obvious, by all accounts, he was held in high esteem and with great affection by those who knew him and that he was a remarkable singer, friend, and had a great sense of humour, too. It is to our great benefit, he was also a Mudcatter.

My deepest sympathy to Linda, family and all who knew him.

Kat


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: C-flat
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:54 AM

Didn't know him, never met, never corresponded, but still feel saddened at the loss of a regular and recognisable "name" here on Mudcat.
The community that is Mudcat creates that sense of belonging and camaraderie with complete strangers and genuine sadness at the loss of one of ours.
My sympathies to his family.

C-flat.


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:54 AM

So sorry to hear this news.

We have great memories of Dave and it was wonderful to see you both at our wedding earlier this year.

May you be at peace Dave and singing up there or somewhere....


Our thoughts are with you Linda and Daves family.

Love Khatt and Micca


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:00 AM

Very sad to hear this news, but so glad that Linda & Peter were able to be with Dave today. Dave leaves a huge gap in the UK Folk World but this gap is full of joyous memories for all his Family and Friends.

Positive thoughts to Linda, Peter, Family and Friends.
Hil *raising a glass & lighting a candle*


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Cllr
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:01 AM

sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with the family,

Mike and Carol


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:15 AM

Never again will I hear "Sweeny Todd" with dry eyes. I knew Dave but a little, nowhere near as much as I would have liked. He sure was a feisty one, and he'll be missed.

R.I.P. Dave
Peace in your heart, Linda

George & Vanessa


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: GUEST,dilligaf
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:17 AM

missing you already Dave, love and hugs to Linda and Peter
Dilligaf and Slats xx


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:20 AM

And this from Breezy, whom I just phoned with the sad news (he's busking in St Albans):

"I will miss him; he introduced me to "Fiddlers Green" way back when, and taught me how to sing in pubs and get free beer - but then he did have the most wonderful voice. God rest his soul".


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:33 AM

Linda,
I am sorry about Dave he was a good friend to me over the last year or so.Take care of yourself and my thoughts go out to you all.
Yas on leave from hospital.


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:35 AM

Another Old Mate gone ! I first met Dave over thirty years ago - He introduced me to a lot of things on the scene back then . A sad loss .


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: freda underhill
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:51 AM

I loved his mischievous sense of humour and enjoyed his powerful melodic singing the night I got to hear him. Linda, my thoughts are with you - Dave was a big man with a big voice and a big presence, and obviously loved you very much.

freda


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Jeanie
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:58 AM

I'm another one who never met Dave, but feel I have got to know something of him through his bravery and humour here on Mudcat. Sending love to Linda and to his twin Peter,
- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Wolfgang
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:02 AM

I am very sad to read this. What a great man and singer. I'm glad however that he seemed to be himself and full of humour and high spirit right until the end. My deep sympathies to you, Linda.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: MBSLynne
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:08 AM

Another person I met at my first Sidmouth 23 years ago, in the Middle Bar, like so many of my friends. I will console myself with the fact that I heard him still in such good voice so recently, and that he went relatively quickly. We are thinking of you Linda, and will raise a glass and pause for a thought this evening.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Willie-O
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:29 AM

Shame to hear about this loss. Never met him, but he was funnier than hell. I still get a major chuckle out of "Avril Betts".

Bill


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Morticia
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:32 AM

I'm so sorry to hear this.....my thoughts and love with all of you, Linda.


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Wolfgang
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:33 AM

I am very sad to read this. What a great man and singer. I'm glad however that he seemed to be himself and full of humour and high spirit right until the end. My deep sympathies to you, Linda.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: GUEST,Dr Price
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:36 AM

Like me, Dave suffered a stroke. I saw him at Miskin this year and met Lynda - I had lost use of my left hand and Dave had lost use of his right, and we joked that together, we could form a duo - both playing guitar!

What a lovely, sincere, booming-voiced man, boosted by his love of music. If ever you should need us, Lynda, just keep in touch.

Mick and Olly


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: sapper82
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:53 AM

I echo C-sharp and Jeanie, never met or heard him, now wish I could.

Are there any CDs of him singing?


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:53 AM

sorry to hear this
condolences to Linda
geoff turner


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: GUEST,Dr Price
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 11:54 AM

I do apologise for spelling Linda "Lynda" - a senior moment, there. Anyway, Linda, do get in contact.

M & 0


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Subject: RE: Obit. Dave Bryant
From: Lanfranc
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 12:05 PM

I, too, have been dreading the appearance of this subject line.

I kept meaning to go to see him, but wimped out because, believe it or not, I couldn't think what I would say when I got there. Simon (Harlowpoet) made it, and he hasn't even got his own transport. The last time I spoke to him was on the 'phone from a Black Lion session just after he had his stroke. Another regret to add to my collection.

We will all miss him, his voice and his humour. Go in peace, old friend - the world is a poorer place for your passing.

Condolences to Linda and his family.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 12:13 PM

Oh dear I was so afraid that the end was near from what I'd heard, I was so worried I phoned him yesterday from the US but could only speak to Peter as Dave was being given antibiotics at the time. At least he knew I'd phoned and that makes me feel easier, I had planned to visit on my way back home from the US guess I'm going to be too late even for the wake, sing him a song from me.
Bon voyage Dave, I'm glad Linda got back in time to be with you, love too to Peter who went through it all with him.
Sadly
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 12:20 PM

I'm sorry he's gone, Linda. They make up legends about larger-than-life people like Dave, and I'm glad I got to meet him -and you- that summer night in London in 2002. He was funny, intelligent, a great musician, and just a good guy.

The night we sang together, there was a drunk who kept coming up to us, requesting songs and making a nuisance of himself. The drunk requested Beatles songs, and Dave sang this parody of "Yesterday." The dramatic moment of the evening was when the drunk wanted to try out Dave's guitar - and Dave let him do it, and then the drunk dropped it. Dave should have killed the guy, but he was very gracious about it. I think that showed his mettle.

And I really had a good time that evening.

May you treasure his memory, Linda.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 12:40 PM

On the other thread all I could say was 'bugger'. All I can say now is double bugger:-( I never met Dave but coresponded with him for a while and found he was a very intelligent and witty chap.

My condolonces to Linda and the the rest of the family.

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Allan C.
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 12:49 PM

Hard news, indeed. Best wishes and condolences to all who loved him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 12:51 PM

Sorry to hear the sad news. I met him for the first time two years ago at The Hertfordshire Day of Song. Somehow I knew it was him before he introduced himself. Top Dude. Nice pint pot as well.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Hawker
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 12:52 PM

Oh Linda! I am so sorry to hear this sad, if unexpected news. I only met Dave once, but it shows the mettle of the chap that he left a lasting impression! I will wear my mudcat badge that he gave me with even more pride and feel humbled to have known him. I fondly remember the Avril Betts thread - Oh what a great guy. I'll miss your postings Dave, sleep well friend,
Love and kindest thoughts to Linda and family,
Lucy XoX


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Tinker
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 01:17 PM

Col K here at Tinkers just getting ready to leave for JFK to fly home and looked in to see how Dave was. Found this thread instead.
Sorry is an overused word at these times but what else is there to say.Dave will be missed by all those who knew him, but I am sure that we all have our own memories of him which we will keep in our hearts for years to come.
My thoughts are with you Linda,
May he rest in peace
Col


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 01:24 PM

Here's Avril's first post: Hello everyone, I've just joined Mudcat, Let me introduce myself.
I'm Avril Betts and I live in South East London. I started singing folk songs almost two years ago, although I've sung with a church choir since I was nine. I also sing regularly at various Karioci evenings. I sing most of my songs without accompaniment, although I've started using a bodran with some of them recently, and at some sessions various guitarists accompany me.

My songs always seem to go down well with the audience, but I keep getting told by club organisers that they can't fit me on the list or that I've got there too late. I often notice that a lot of the time, other singers, who are usually friends of the organiser, get there much later than me and still get a chance to sing. Is there a sort of mafia that runs in folk clubs and if so, how do you join? One of the clubs which I go to regularly has "featured spots" where one of the regular singers gets a chance to do a mini-booking, but every time I ask if I can do one, I get told that they might think about it in the future. How long do you have to be singing before you get accepted ?


And from there on it spiralled on into hilarity, as helpful Mudcatters rushed in to the rescue...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 01:30 PM

Very very sad and sorry to hear it. Although the factual part of my mind knew it was going to happen, it's still comes as a shock. Dave may be gone but he'll live on in a lot of people's memories. R.I.P.

Bonnie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 02:13 PM

He was better than the play, and will be much missed.

It seems hardly any time at all since his hilarious 60th birthday party last year.

Deepest sympathy to Linda, Peter and rest of family.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Raedwulf
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 02:18 PM

It seems I was lucky - I did meet him once. I shan't meet him again. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: jacqui.c
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 02:35 PM

I, too, have been expecting yet dreading this thread. It's hard to accept that such a powerful character is gone, but he will live on in the hearts and minds of all those who had even a passing acquaintance with him.

I wil wear my Avril Betts Award Mudcat badge with pride in remembrance of a lovely man.

Deepest sympathies Linda and Dave. I'll be over in December Linda, hope we can get together while I'm there.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 02:36 PM

Oh shit. Like Bonnie, I kind of knew this news was coming but shifted it out of my mind. He was a good man to have known. Keep strong, Essex Girl. Hold on to the memories of a fine singer and a good laugh. RIP Dave, you're gone too soon.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 02:41 PM

Never met Dave but feel as if I did God Bless


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Peace
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 02:44 PM

Rest well, Dave. Rest well.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Little Robyn
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 02:55 PM

Condolances from New Zealand.
Too many good folk leaving.
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 03:14 PM

Back in '98 this place was just another place on the net and although we knew each other, the joint was pretty cold and dank, whatever ta' hell dank means. The great joy over the next few years was the growth in spirit of community and the love and friendships established here. But with that dose of reality came the accompanying dose of the hard truth.......and we had to take it all.

This place is as real as we allow it to be and for many of us the pain of loss for so many wonderful friends both met and unmet has been tough to deal with. I have weaned myself away in an effort to shield myself from the hurt but time seems to make no difference and the pain doesn't care. Dave made us better and his death lessens our community. And so was the case with the wise LR Mole and ornery Little John.......or of Mary Giac and her ribald good humor and Rick Fielding's passion for life.

We shall all miss you Dave and our best thoughts are of course with you Linda. So long Dave, it's been good ta' know ya'!.........and it really has!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Cats
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 03:16 PM

One of life's real guys. He will be missed. We'll raise a glass and sing a song for you, Dave.
Cats & Jon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Ron Davies
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 04:28 PM

"And his bonnie sense of humor shone just like a ray of sun".

It shone through on Mudcat to a lot of us who never were fortunate enough to meet him.

What a shame he's gone.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 05:08 PM

Rest in peace, Dave, and give the heavenly folk club a boost! I'm glad I met you (and heard you sing) for the first and only time at Hull Mudgathering last year. At Stansted, actually, because you and Linda were so kind as to give Wolfgang and me a lift up to Hull. A most entertaining drive! I'd have loved to meet you again, but it wasn't meant to be. I hope your death saved you a lot of suffering, and my thoughts are with Linda and all who were close to you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Mick & Sue Forde
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 06:20 PM

Our Condolences to Linda and brother Peter, Dave was a larger than life character who will be greatly missed. His personality and his voice accompanied by his battered tankard will be an everlasting memory. We admired and were inspired by his positive attitude towards his illness and the richness of his conversation in recent weeks. We will always remember Dave saying from his hospital bed 'I have had a wonderful life and I'm still having a wonderful life' the amazing thing about the man was that you knew he was telling the truth.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: The Barden of England
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 06:29 PM

I got the news at The Pigs Ear Haloween Folk day at Markbeech, Kent. I too knew this was coming as Jan and I managed to visit Dave in hospital. He will always be in my mind and my thoughts as one of the bravest men I've known. It has been my pleasure to have known him for quite a few years, and to think I'll never hear 'The Hash my Father scored' in quite the same way leaves me empty. My thoughts and condolences to you Linda, to Peter for the loss of his twin, and to his family. My song for you Dave:-

Bear where thou goest, the words of love,
Say all that words can say.
Changeless affection, strength to prove,
But speed upon the way.

Row on, row on, another day, May shine with brighter light
Ply, ply the oars and pull away, There's dawn beyond the night

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 06:34 PM

Linda
I am glad that I found this link. I saw him on Tuesday and was ready.
I am glad that he had so many friends and that you were with him when he died.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: mumblin len
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:14 PM

What lovely tributes. We got the news this evening when, ringing Dave's phone to arrange a long overdue visit, and Peter answered.
Unfortunately for me, my friendship with Dave was a short but good one. Sue has known Dave for eighteen years so now.. over to Girl Friday.... Farewell mate, it's been good to know you. Without Dave, we probably would not have had the successful Folk Club that the Liberal Club in Orpington now has! He sang just for the beer in the old days when we met in the bar. When the bar as a venue became too noisy, Dave built us a p.a. system that included speaker stands made out of whirly clothes lines ! He was a great character and we shall all miss him greatly. His stoicism in the face of adversity was truly amazing. Lots of love to Peter, Linda, and all his family.

Sue Tuckey and Trevor Little aka Tone Deaf Leopard


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:44 PM

Too soon to go!

I had just brought back from the US a miniature of Old Kentucky Bourbon to add to Dave's growing collection... I am so glad he kept his intense love of life right to the end.

I'll be thinking of you, Linda.

Love from Noreen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:43 PM

A kind, brave, and funny man has gone ahead to keep a place for us close to the bar. He leaves so many memories that I for one will never feel he is truly gone.

Our thoughts are with you Linda. Bless you and yours.

Much sympathy and love
Don and Winnie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave Earl
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 01:47 AM

I only met Dave a few times but the meetings where memorable.

To follow on Don Ts thought:-

Keep a place at the bar for us Dave and we'll share a glass and song when we meet again.

Condolances to Linda and family.

Dave Earl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Chris Amos
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 02:53 AM

Very sad to hear the news, this is indeed a loss, people like Dave are irreplaceable

Chris


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: lady penelope
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 12:23 PM

I'm so sad to hear the news. Dave was genorous of hearth and spirit and able to make all feel welcome in any place. I shall miss his voice, his humour and his ease.

"You go home this night to your home of winter,
To your home of autumn, of spring and summer;
You go home this night to your lasting home,
To your eternal bed, to your sound sleeping.

Sleep now, sleep an dso fade sorrow,
Sleep now, sleep and so fade sorrow,
Sleep now, sleep and so fade sorrow,
Sleep, my beloved, in the rock of the fold.

The sleep of seven lights upon you, my dear,
The sleep of seven joys upon you, my dear,
The sleep of seven slumbers upon you, my dear,

Sleep, oh sleep in the quiet of quietness,
Sleep, oh sleep in the way of guidance,
Sleep, oh sleep in the love of all loving."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: alanabit
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 12:23 PM

He was another one of those Mudcatters, whom I never met but wish I had. My condolences to all his family and many good friends. A man who left as many friends as he did had a wonderful life indeed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: suzi
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 12:31 PM

I never new Dave but he sounded a very inspiring person. May he rest in perfect peace. My condolences to Linda and his family.

Suzi... x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Bassic
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 12:32 PM

Such sad but not unexpected news. However, what a character! Definately one of those few people that once met, are never forgotten......and for all the right reasons. A considerable performer, a real enthusiast for the music he loved, a devilish wit and sense of humour and one of the best "twinkles" in the eye of anyone I have ever met! :-) I for one am "very very glad he was a gladiator" right up to the end. Very difficult to remember Dave without having a smile on your face. A life well lived and well worth living. Hugs for Linda from Rock Chick and me.

Gordon and Shelagh


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 12:40 PM

Here's a link to a site with pictures of Dave and Linda's folk barbecues put up some time back by Dave Kenningham (whose Mudcat name I don't know). I never got to one of those - something always came up to stop me.

There's bound to be a celebration of Dave Bryant's life. It deserves to be a good one.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Firecat
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 01:53 PM

I was lucky enough to meet him once and I'm glad I did. From that meeting I found out he was a lovely person.

Rest In Peace Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 02:59 PM

Another empty chair in the Mill at Miskin. Soon to be filled by another body, but the old one will be remembered.

So long,
God Bless

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 03:26 PM

Dave will remain in my mind as a truly inspired folk artist who took humour to the bounds of good taste and well beyond! The creation of Avril Betts was an act of genius that provided pleasure to many of us here on the Mudcat.

I enjoyed meeting Dave at the Stony Stratford Gathering, and seeing him perform some extraordinary versions of well-known songs.

I have been deeply impressed by his courage and sheer gutsiness through all his illnesses.He will be greatly missed, and may I add my sympathy to Linda and to Dave's family in their sad loss.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 03:40 AM

Hadn't seen Dave too often in recent years but back in the 70's and early 80's he was often around the same London clubs that I frequented. He was such an enthusist about the music and life in general that it was always a pleasure to chat with him.

Glad to have known him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: MickT
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 06:40 AM

Linda, very sorry to hear the news albeit not unexpected. Deepest sympathy to you and Dave's family from us in the Riversiders. We were away playing in Broadstairs this weekend, and Dave's name cropped up several times from friends we were with.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: sian, west wales
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 06:46 AM

I met him first, very briefly, at Miskin but had a chance for a better acquaintance at Phid's and Micca's Handfasting. A fascinating - and veeeerrrrrry funny - guy who has gone off to join the Angel Band far too soon.

Thinking of you Linda.

siân


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 06:53 AM

Linda, as you know I only recently had the good fortune to converse with Dave, his wit, intelligence, love of life were so apparent and his wicked sense of humour was a delight. Although I didn't know Dave very well at all I feel as though I have lost a friend. My deepest condolences to youeself and all Dave's family and friends. I shall have a pint for him tonight.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: MC Fat
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 06:53 AM

Sorry to hear the news. Dave was a star and enjoyed his company at Whitby. He even came to the duel a few year. Sincere condolences.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Paul & Pam
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 07:00 AM

Our heartfelt condolensces go out to Linda and all the family at this sad time and also to Peter, Dave's twin brother, who has been such a wonderful support to his brother in every way, which we are sure helped Dave immeasurably.

Having spent valuable treasured time with Dave over the last month, and got to know him well, we will always remember his bravery and unselfishness in considering the feelings of others when he was so ill himself. He made our visits a happy event even in such sad circumstances and we shared lots of laughter as he reminisced so happily. He has been a great inspiration to us both which we will never forget.

God Bless you dear Dave. We will miss you and your wonderful voice and musicianship (but we will remember what you told us about your quart tankard which we will watch with interest at your wake)!

Love Paul & Pam Button xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 07:04 AM

I am so glad that I met Dave when he was at the peak of his powers, and have the video to prove it. He brought the house down at the Barrow Eurogathering last year, and his involvement made the event the very special occasion it became.

The stroke may have jiggered his guitar arm, but the essence of the man seemed to have become concentrated when I met him at Khatt and Micca's wedding. Maybe he knew then that he was on the home straight, which endorses the strength of the man, as he showed nothing but the joie de vivre that he maintained to his end.

RIP Dave Bryant


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Gadaffi
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 07:07 AM

I'm very sorry to hear about Dave. I must have first heard him somewhere at a London festival, and the sheer volume of his voice blew me apart. His contribution to the London folk scene over the years has been immense.

We were later to renew our acquaintance in the first years of the Thomas Clark Quire when they were top heavy on basses and sparse on tenors. Quite honestly, with Dave on board, there was no need for any extra tenors.

The south-east will be a quieter place without him. My condolences to all his nearest and dearest.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST, Hamish
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 07:22 AM

A sad loss indeed. Quite a shock, even if it was expected. Great man. My thoughts are with you, Linda.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 08:45 AM

So sorry to hear this. We'll be thinking of you Linda and family

Fiona xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: paj
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 09:14 AM

Musical Hall nights will never be the same again.

Whoes going to sing 'Sweeny Todd the Barber' now?

Dave will be sorely missed in so many ways.

My thoughts are with you Linda.

Paul from Orpington


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 09:20 AM

I heard the sad news from Breezy over the weekend but I've only just got back on-line.

I feel privilaged to have met Dave a few times in recent years and will never forget the night he came to the Spotlight in St Albans - a wonderful fun evening of risque humour and great singing.

Condolences to Linda, Peter and all his family

Christine


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Moses
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 09:23 AM

The above was me, Moses, I'd lost my cookie thing.

Christine


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 09:35 AM

I'd hoped he might hang on a little longer. We'll miss his posts and that wonderful voice which I was privileged to hear at the Stoney Stratford Mudgathering.
Another great singer gone to join the Angel Band.
Strong vibes sending to Linday and all Dave's family.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 09:45 AM

The loss of a dear friend leaves a scar to your soul. It will hurt less and less over the years, but it will always be there and will report when you expect it last. So let it be with Dave.
I'm so sorry to read the sad news, and I'm feeling with you, Linda, Take all my sympathies.
I have met him only for a short time, but he made a deep impression with his singing and playing. I'll never forget the wonderful duet when you sang the "Two Fishermen".


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Snuffy
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 09:55 AM

A wonderful man with a great sense of humour and some wickedly funny songs. But I also recall him bringing tears to my eyes with his rendition of Home Lads Home at the Stoney Stratford Mudgathering.

And it's home, lads, home, with the sunset on their faces
Home lads, home to those quiet happy places
Where there's rest for horse and man when the longest day is done
And we'll all go home together at the setting of the sun


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Partridge
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 12:03 PM

Thinking of you Linda

Pat x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 12:41 PM

So sorry to hear this news, he will leave a BIG floor space in our hearts


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Pistachio
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 12:56 PM

Heard Dave at Barrow last year. Though it's sad to read all these posts it is a testament to the effect he had, and pleasure he gave to so many. Typing through tears may I add my condolences.
Hazel.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Terry K
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 01:07 PM

Met him a couple of times and benefitted greatly from the experience. A rather special bloke who really has left his mark. So sorry for your loss, Linda.

Terry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Singing Referee
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 01:16 PM

Only met Dave and Linda once, at the St Albans Spotlight. Great fun!

So Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 02:09 PM

I started this thread,at Linda's request, on Saturday just after Dave died.I was not able to get my thoughts together, so hope you will forgive me for visiting the thread for the second time.
Reading all the wonderful messages above brings home what a truly incredable man Dave was.Not just a folkie, he sang in choirs,opera, and was a promenader at the Albert Hall every year.He inspired so many to stand up and sing(including me)introduced us to folk music, The National Opera and Indian food,but his sense of humour compelled him to tell the novice that a madras curry was a very mild dish!
In the past weeks he said he had a wonderful life and was content,then he told me that this August he sang "The leaf" at Sidmouth , middle bar , for the memory of Cyril Tawney.he said he hoped next year it would be sung for him.He was insperational and so very brave.
My thoughts and prayers go to Linda, Peter and Medae,his daughter ,and Julien,his son.He was a wonderful friend and Bill and I will miss him.
Wendy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: alanww
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 02:10 PM

We will miss you Dave - and your beautifully clear voice!
Deepest sympathy to you Linda.
Alan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 02:11 PM

Aww, man. So sorry. My sincere condolences.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Gillie
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 02:18 PM

Sad news, even though expected. Rest well Dave, it was a pleasure to have heard you sing, I'm sure the world is a richer place for having known you.

A candle will be lit and a drink drunk tonight, in remembrance.

Thoughts, love and light to friends and family.

Gillie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: fat B****rd
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 02:19 PM

My condolences to Mr. Bryant's family and friends. RIP Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 03:16 PM

Very sad news...although expected it seems too soon. He was so much part of the South London Folk scene and one of the first people I remember when I first moved up to the smoke and although many years passed since meeting him again at The Good Intent in Rochester he hadn't changed a bit. He will be remembered with fondness by many.

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,FF
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 03:19 PM

Dave was such an irrepressible, colourful character, we will miss his wit and good humour everywhere he went. Our thoughts are with you Linda. Judith and Bill.x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 04:21 PM

You're right there Snuffy - he could be hilariously funny most of the time, but when Dave sang Home Lads Home it was the most moving version I've ever heard.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: SussexCarole
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 04:47 PM

So sorry to hear the news Linda. Our thoughts are with you.
Carole & Andrew


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 04:49 PM

Just got the news. So sorry Linda. Our love and thoughts are with you.
Jane and Geoff


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: InOBU
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 04:50 PM

I only knew him by his posts to this wonderful crazy little community... I'm sitting here, crying at the computer, to all who knew him in the flesh, my love and sympathy and holding ye all in the light.
Thyne in that light
lor


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: SunnySister
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 05:42 PM

Although new to this site, I've spent a lot of time today reading posts about and from Mr. Bryant. I have been sitting here at my work computer laughing and crying in turns- mostly laughing.

I send my deepest condolences to Linda, Peter and all who loved and were connected with such a dear funny, talented and lively man. The world needs more like him and I am very, very sorry to have missed a chance to meet this force of nature.



Funeral Blues
W.H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Diva
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 05:48 PM

I was lucky enough to meet both Dave and Linda at the Stony Stratford gathering a couple of years ago. I remember a man with a huge voice and a heart to match and a wonderful twinkle in his eye. My condolences to Linda and his family
Kathy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: bbc
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 06:17 PM

I am so sorry to hear.

best to his family in this time & the future,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 06:17 PM

I, too, only met you both in the last couple of years and now, through this thread - and the likes of 'Avril Betts' - I've realised how much more there was to know.

So many memories for people to treasure.

Lots of love, Sue


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dead Horse
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 07:47 PM

I can only add my condolences along with those of my wife.
He will be sorely missed in so many circles.
Ken & Kay.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: open mike
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 11:59 PM

FOR THOSE WHO KNEW HIM WELL,
I WISH FOR YOU THE STRENGTH TO
CONTINUE ON, AND MAY HE LIVE ON
IN YOUR MEMORIES. LAUREL


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: JennyO
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 07:13 AM

Unfortunately I never met Dave in person, and it's obvious I really missed something. That shines through in everybody's posts. John visited the UK a few years ago, and remembers meeting him.

He sounds like someone you wouldn't forget easily, and he will live on for a long time in the memories of those who knew and loved him. Sending my thoughts to you Linda, and family.

SunnySister, thankyou for posting the WH Auden poem. I love that one.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 07:24 AM

The inevitability of this news does not lessen its impact. Deepest sympathy to Dave's family, and especially to you Linda.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Splott Man
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 07:40 AM

I met Dave at Miskin last year for what I thought was the first time, although I'd seen him sing a couple of times in recent years. He reminded me we had met at least 35 years previously.

A great entertainer and a larger than life character.

My thoughts are with you, Linda.

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: JudeL
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 10:25 AM

Dave made it so obvious, to everyone who met him, that he believed that life is there to be enjoyed & he took even more pleasure in helping others to share that joy of life. I shall miss him.

To Linda: I have sat here for ages but all the words I can think of seem totally inadequate. Just please remember we are your friends & if you need anything, even if it's just a friendly voice or a hug, call us.

Jude & John Henry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave Earl
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 10:43 AM

Billybob,

The word is out to the Middle Bar Singers. Kitty passed it on in the Middle Bar message site.

I think ifn this is what you refered to nothing could be more appropriate:-

WHAT'S THE LIFE OF A MAN

As I was a walking one morning at ease
A viewing the leaves as they fell from the trees
All in slow motion appearing to be
And those that had withered, they fell from the trees

What's the life of a man anymore than the leaves
A man has his season, so why should we grieve
Though all thru this life, we appear fine and gay
Like the leaves we will wither and soon fade away

If you'd seen the leaves just a few days ago
So beautiful and bright they all seemed to grow
A frost came upon them and withered them all
A storm came upon them and down they did fall

If you look in the churchyard, there you will see
Those that have passed like the leaves from the trees
When age and affliction upon us do fall
Like the leaves we must wither and down we must fall

Dave Earl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,frog and frogette
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 02:17 PM

Heard the news on Sunday but our computer has been playing up. So sorry a good man, a good friend. One of the great characters from the London folk scene. our love to Linda.

How fate conspires to make monkeys of all our plans.

Les and Carys Sullivan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave Masterson
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 02:33 PM

Have just gone online after a few days off to hear this sad news. What can we say? Dave was larger than life. Over 30 years of memories flood back, from the Coach House Farningham through Foxton Canal weekends, Canalway festivals, to the last time we heard him sing - at our 20th Wedding Anniversay bash in April.

Dave, you were unforgettable while you were here and we will certainly never forget you.

Linda, our hearts go out to you at this extremely difficult time. Know that your man was well loved and appreciated for all that he was (witness the number of posts on this thread already).
With Love, Dave & Eileen.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: BB
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 03:06 PM

Can't remember a time when Dave wasn't around on the South East scene. We last saw him at Miskin this year, and were so impressed by his positive attitude to the effects of his stroke, and his humour in coping with them. We'll miss seeing him around, but our thoughts are with you, Linda, and his family. I'm sure memories of the good times will be your strength in the future.

Tom & Barbara


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Eye Lander
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 05:02 PM

I am the proud caretaker of Avril's Mudcat Badge which Dave gave me at Miskin (as I didn't have my own). I think he said he's pinched it from her on the way to Miskin.

My thoughts go out to his family

Jillie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Jim McAdams & Annie Ingham
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 07:45 PM

We are both so sad to hear that yet another pillar of the "real" folk world has past on. We new Dave from Miskin and Sidmouth where he was always friendly and full of life and banter despite his health problems. A great loss to us all. Our sincere sympathy goes to Linda and his family.

            Jim & Annie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 07:52 PM

Adding my condolences to all those expressed so articulately and sincerely above. My knowledge of him is from the Middle Bar at Sidmouth only,but what great singing!
The "Upper Bar" will be a wonderful place to be!
TB


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 12:34 AM

Do we have any news yet of the funeral? Lots of people are asking and have expressed a desire to come and sing him home proper like.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 01:14 AM

My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 07:34 AM

Liz
Dave decided he did not want a "funeral" however he has organised his "wake".His cremation will be a very private occasion with a Linda
and Peter and two of his oldest friends.Peter spoke to me yesterday and said he will tell me when this will be so that we can all think of Dave and remember him in our own ways.I will post as soon as I hear.
I believe the wake will be at The Tudor Barn and I am sure Dave will have planned a day with much singing and maybe a drink or two? I am sure Linda will let us know when.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 07:39 AM

Thank you Billybob for keeping us up to date. Also can you let us know where The Tudor Barn is and any directions we might need?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Schantieman
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 07:50 AM

Dave brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. Although I only met him a few times (Miskin, Middle Bar) I was always impressed by his singing, smile and personality.

Condolences and hugs to Linda, Peter and others

Steve


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: jacqui.c
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 08:16 AM

After a recent bereavement this side of the pond someone commented that the party's getting bigger on the other side.

With Dave around it can only get louder and even more fun.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 08:19 AM

Tudor Barn in Eltham South London.I will post as soon as I know.I know there are catters that run the folk club there so I am sure they will post directions when we get the date.
I have to thank Dave for telling me about mudcat, fairly new but I feel I am making new friends already, also contacting old ones.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 08:33 AM

Here is the folkmob
site with some details of the Tudor Barn and a map link.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Ella who is sooze sans cookie
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 08:50 AM

Very sad news, and I'm sorry to read of it. I met Dave only once, but that was enough to recognise his very 'wicked' and very mischievious twinkle in his eyes. He was a good character to have met the once.

My condolances to Linda and Dave's family, may his memories brighten your days to come.

Regards

Ella who is Sooze


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Essex Girl
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 10:12 AM

Thanks to everyone who has posted messages here, It's lovely to know so many people thinkk of him. Yes he was larger than life and he lived it to the full. We are hoping to book the Tudor Barn for early January - after all the Christmas festivities, but I'll let you all know when it is confirmed.
Love to you all
Linda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 03:04 PM

Sorry to hear this.

John


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 09:25 PM

The Tudor Barn event will give us the chance to remember Dave and celebrate him. There should be a bunch from Harlow and around. (Derek is working on ensuring that.)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 10:52 PM

Well unless I get the call for my hip op, I shall be there, in fact I would ask them to put the date back if it clashed with this event. Got to be there to pay my respects.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 12:40 AM

There should be a space left at Hotel Draper, but I've already got provisional booking for 2 people.. that only leaves the cat basket spare....

Essex Girl, thank you for letting us know what is happening, and please remember that we are here for you, whether in body, posting, mind or spirits, it's what we do. If you need anything, just call.


LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: MBSLynne
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 02:53 AM

The Middle Bar Singers are talking about a crowd going too, as Dave was on the bench in the very early days of the MB. Should be a very good send off.....I should think he'll be able to hear it wherever he is!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GMT
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 03:52 AM

So sorry to hear this news.
My condolences to all Daves family and friends.

Gary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 04:56 AM

There is a spare double bed adn a sofa bed at our place too if people need somewhere to stay. Just let us know.

Khatt


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 07:37 AM

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Although I didn't know Dave very well he always came over as a very vibrant personality. I hope he didn't suffer.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 09:30 AM

I just heard from Linda that Dave will be cremated on Friday 11th at 9.30am.
So we can all raise our glasses and remember how lucky we are to have known him.
Wendy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 09:35 AM

Thanks Wendy, will raise a glass (even though it's early) & spend some time remembering. Love & Hugs to Linda,
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Jeff Leewis
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 09:59 AM

This is very sad news. Dave was one of the very first people I knew in the folk scene, 35 years ago. He often turned up in random pubs in South London and played and sang, trying to stimulate interest. He and his singing partner Wendy did a spot at my Brother's Jazz session at Chislehurst, then I often bumped into him at clubs, notably the Bull at Farningham, run by the Crayfolk, and for several years at Dave Coopers club at Catford, where he would announce his entrance by joining in the current chorus in full operatic volume. He was later spotted playing melodeon for Woddard Morris from Farningham. Later , whilst living in Leicester, I encountered him running canal side folk weekends, and hosting the downstairs song session at the EFDSS annual meetings in London. I hadn't seen him for a long time until he re-emerged at Sidmouth last year, and was saddened to see his deterioration this year.
    The Tudor barn will make a fitting venue for a wake, they have made the Downstairs a pub, with some decent ale.
      He was always an eccentric character, but mainly a great enthusiast who would sing anywhere at the drop of a hat, and I am sure that it is his enthusiasm that touched so many, and for which he will be remembered. Jeff


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave Earl
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:03 AM

Middle Bar people will have seen this from Tony Day but in case TD doesn't look in I have pasted his words.

"I will never forget the year Dave had a boat at Sidmouth (not sure how he got it there, or whether it was his, or one he had acquired for the week). It was an open clinker built boat of about fifteen feet, if I remember correctly.

In those days the pubs shut for the afternoon, of course (hence the origin of the twice daily Middle Bar sessions) and one afternoon Dave invited me to go out on the boat with him. There were various jokes about the perils of the deep, invading France, etc. - and I'd be very surprised if we didn't have some emergency liquid supplies with us.

We pushed the boat down the shingle up by Port Royal, got in and waited to float off. Which we did not do. The bung was missing from the hole in the bilge and we just grounded a yard or two off shore with damp ankles....

I don't think Dave wrote a song about it and I know I didn't.

Tony"

I hope Tony doesn't mind.

Dave Earl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 01:29 PM

Dave + boats = hilarity, I already told the story of towing Daves boat when the wheel fell off on the thread that recently closed.
At the Walton Festival a few years ago, Dave had the last laugh when he arrived at the campsite towing boat to use as a caravan! We have a great photo of all the tents under water and a duck waddling up Daves gang plank.You could not make it up!!
Wendy
By the way Jeff , that was me at Chislehurst, I had forgotten.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: breezy
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 04:01 PM

I first met Dave at the Rising Sun in Catford south london

What kind of voice is that?

Loud, f...... , loud.

We trawled the scene and he would drag me into various pubs and immediatly make his presence known as he launched into song.

then the pints rolled in.

He boasted of never having any complaints ! cept in those days he dragged out Fiddlers Green and played the guitar

Glad I got him and Linda to come to the Silver cup and later to the spotlight, it had been many years.

His departure was more sudden than I anticipated.

A generous man, who loved life.

Bye Dave, you sure made an impact and left lasting impressions

John Breeze


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,lesley
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 12:08 PM

Sincere condolences to Linda and Peter.I first met Dave in the crypt of St Marys Church more years ago than I want to admit to!
Goodnight, Godbless


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Essex Girl
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 05:22 AM

The wake will take place on Saturday 14th January at the Tudor Barn Eltham. Probably starting about 1pm with a few hymns and sacred music that Dave has requested. There will also be close friends and family reading some pieces about Dave's life. He has written it all down as those who have visited will know. He says 'this bit shouldn't take more than an hour', but knowing many of the stories Dave has inspired this may go on a bit longer. Interruptions, laughter and toasts are all acceptable. Barry Laing of Skinners Rats is taking on the role of MC, so anyone who would like to perform, please contact him and he will sort out a programme.His phone number is 020 8303 6882. There will be a raffle and collection for Charities including the EFDSS, RNLI & IWA. We would like to have the buffet American Supper style, as we have only a rough idea of numbers (But expect lots) I will look after that side (with assistance).
If anyone wants a bed for the night bI have plenty of floor space and the caravan (2 comfortable, 3 friendly) Jude do you want to book it again?
I'll keep you informed, and thanks again for your wonderful messages and sympathy
Linda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 01:29 PM

Can't phone easily from here, can someone put my name on the list? Ta! I'll be home after the 16th Nov.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 02:17 PM

I will attend.

I think there are many others with a better claim to perform.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 04:44 PM

Micca and I will be there too...

Our spare bed has been reserved but we still have a double sofa bed if people need a bed for the night.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Joybell
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 04:57 PM

My thoughts and condolences too. Joy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 05:08 PM

Same goes for us too... spare beds and lifts available.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 06:16 PM

We will be there Linda,will try to arrange a coach from Walton
Billy and wendy x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 09:14 PM

I wish I could be there.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Lanfranc
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 10:43 PM

We'll be there!

Alan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 10:58 PM

Just looked in on Mudcat a few days ago, for the first time in a month or so. Was planning to check the thread below the line to see how Dave was getting on... [sigh] As many have said, I knew this would be happening, but was hoping it wouldn't be quite so soon. It's taken a couple of days before I felt ready to respond here...

I first met Dave (and Linda) at the 04 Eurogather in Barrow/Hull. They did indeed make a big impression with their singing and their sense of fun. What I will also remember is their generosity -- they were kind enough to let me spend a couple of days with them just a month or two later; fed and watered me well, helped me get back & forth to London from their place, and brought me with them to the folk club at the Tudor Barn for a most enjoyable evening.

From my own experience(s) of Dave (as well as what emerges from reading this thread), the big thing about him was not just his enjoyment of music, mischief, and life in general -- but his desire to share these pleasures with anyone and everyone. He posessed
a real generosity of spirit -- the world could use a few more like that, and is a sadder -- and quieter -- place for his passing.

Thinking of you, Linda. The most difficult thing about sharing your life with Dave must be losing him. My heart goes out to you.

Vikki Appleton Fielden


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 06:35 AM

Will be there of course!

Am sure this will be a fitting way for us to remember and sing farewell to Dave. During our visit it was obvious that he had put a lot of his heart into planning his wake and this will be just one of my abiding memories of him.

It's maybe an hours drive from here (Leatherhead) but basic space available & lift to & from. Just PM..

Positive thoughts, love & hugs to Linda & Family.
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 04:57 PM

I'll be thinking of Dave on Friday.

Maybe it's too soon to ask, or maybe I overlooked the info, but are there (commercially available) recordings of Dave's singing? I'd like to have both his voice and the kind of songs I heard him sing at Hull to listen to again. (I'm still looking forward to the promised film of the Hull gathering, which ought to feature Dave and Linda, among others - but that belongs in another thread.)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 05:02 PM

I will be there. I did also think of ringing to book a spot and then I thought - like Richard said - that there are others with a far better claim. But they may be reticent about coming forward. Linda, an idea might be that you should make a list of performers you think Dave would like to have at his wake, and then contact them directly.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Essex Girl
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:51 AM

George, Dave has already asked some poeple to sing specific songs, but otherwise he liked to hear all good performers, and he would certainly like to have you included. Apart from singers we are hoping to have a large scratch band - Manitas take heed!!
Suzanne, ther aren't any commercial CD's of Dave although he does feature on some very old tapes. We are going to try to transfer as many of these as possible onto CD, and if they turn out OK we will copy them for whoever wants them.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: jacqui.c
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:55 AM

I would love a copy - donation to Mudcat OK or did Dave have a special charity?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: breezy
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 09:45 AM

Am planning on seeing the Tudor Barn, family have been consulted.

Back to the old stomping ground

I recall the crypt in Woolwich too, !L think I organised it for a while.

That was Lesley who was on the door wasnt it?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave Masterson
Date: 08 Nov 05 - 04:20 AM

We'll be there Linda - wild horses and all that..
Love Dave & Eileen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Wolfgang
Date: 08 Nov 05 - 05:53 AM

He's still alive in my memories, being in a pub in Hull and listening Dave to him singing 'With her head tucked underneath her arm and 'Oh, good ale' and...

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 10 Nov 05 - 07:12 PM

In our thoughts tomrrow,9.30 am Friday 11th
bless you Dave,
Wendy and billy xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 10 Nov 05 - 09:19 PM

A couple of days ago, I was running a fever and signed unto Mudcat, saw this thread, clicked on it and got kicked offline. Then, I tried to find the thread again and couldn't so I had hoped it was a fever dream..no such luck.

I'm so sorry Linda. I didn't really know Dave at all, just enjoyed his posts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:00 AM

Linda

Thinking of you this morning, will have a pint for David tonight

Nick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:03 AM

Thinking of you Dave, Linda, Peter. A good day for remembering.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:06 AM

Thinking of you all

Khatt and Micca xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:10 AM

About 08:30 MET, in the train from my home to my office:

Lord
I thank Thee that you gave me the pleasure to be acquainted with Dave Bryant, his songs, his jolly companionship.
Let his soul rest in Thy love and glory.
Amen.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST, The Barden of England at work
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:18 AM

Remembering you today Dave - With grace.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Bassic
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:48 AM

In our thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 05:00 AM

Have been thinking here too. Candle lit for Dave.
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 05:17 AM

Strangely enough, my music is on random shuffle. It's just thrown up Chris Gorniak singing 'Blessed Quietness'. Just says it all.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 06:36 AM

Hmmm...perhaps this is why I couldn't sleep..."a disturbance in the Force,"*smile*, all those thoughts concentrated...am sending some of my own along with thanksgivings.

I would love to buy/donate for a CD, also.

Blessed Be and, in Peace,

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: jacqui.c
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 06:55 AM

I'm thinking of you Linda. We'll raise a glass here later to the man.

All our love.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 06:01 PM

Our thoughts are with you and the family today. It was great to see you on wednesday.

Bright Blessings

~Debs~


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 08:29 PM

We miss you Dave. Bon voyage mate.

Love and comfort to Linda and family
Don & Winnie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dilligaf
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 05:36 PM

A toast was drank to Dave last night by Blossom, Slats and myself,
to the memory of a man who was always there at folk do,s all over. Ready to encourage others and to hold a session together
Love and big hugs Dilligaf (this time I did xx)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 07:38 PM

As Liz said, a good day for remembering.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Giok
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 07:44 PM

A remembrance from the USA, and a toast too.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Essex Girl
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 04:17 AM

We saw him off at 9.30. very quiet, just a few close family & friends. We were all too choked to say anything. Thanks to you all for your thoughts and wishes. See you at the wake. I'll start a new thread after Christmas.
Linda


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