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How is Mike Waterson?

21 Jul 10 - 07:30 AM (#2948895)
Subject: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Tyke

I was asked this question last night as I'm always the last to know anything has anyone any news?


21 Jul 10 - 06:49 PM (#2949407)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Eliza c

Hi
    He's a bit thin, but generally holding up. Halfway through the chemotherapy now. And singing yesterday in Cardiff, not loudly but well considering.
   Thanks for the concern. Naturally the family is a bit freaked out but everyone has been lovely.
X e


22 Jul 10 - 04:56 AM (#2949583)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: mattkeen

Good thoughts to you and the family Mike


22 Jul 10 - 04:58 AM (#2949586)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: mattkeen

Add on:

Mike is also one of the finest songwriters this country has produced.
Thank you


22 Jul 10 - 05:16 AM (#2949593)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Ralphie

He Eliza.
First I've heard of this. Please pass on my best wishes to the old chap. And best wishes to the ret of the family too.
Ralph


22 Jul 10 - 05:43 AM (#2949610)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: RoyH (Burl)

Mike was singing in Cardiff and I didn't know? How was that? I didn't know he was ill either. Please give him best wishes from me. Roy Harris.


22 Jul 10 - 05:50 AM (#2949616)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Dave Hunt

Please also pass on our very best wishes too
Dave and Maggie Hunt


22 Jul 10 - 05:54 AM (#2949619)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,ossonflags

Please give him and all yours mine and Marys best wishes Eliza.

Mick and Mary McGarry


22 Jul 10 - 06:21 AM (#2949630)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Bonnie Shaljean

Best wishes from Bonnie and Packie. Hope he's on the mend -

B xx


22 Jul 10 - 06:24 AM (#2949634)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

Best wishes to Mike from all at Saddleworth Folkfest


22 Jul 10 - 06:41 AM (#2949644)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: theleveller

Sorry to hear Mike's not been well and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I still fondly remember those early days in East Yorkshire folk clubs and Sunday nights at the Blue Bell.


22 Jul 10 - 08:27 AM (#2949711)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,moira (flyingcat)

Hi Eliza, Please give him our love and best wishes too, Moira Craig and malcolm Austen


22 Jul 10 - 09:46 AM (#2949778)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Edthefolkie

Oh blimey. All best wishes to Mike.


22 Jul 10 - 10:11 AM (#2949789)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Gadaffi

I was warned to go easy when inviting guests to The Volly at Sidmouth, this year - I didn't know why.

Peter Bellamy and Mike Waterson have always been my heroes. Get well soon, Mike. Here's to when we meet again


22 Jul 10 - 10:46 AM (#2949813)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: puck

It's very worrying that Mike is unwell, and I send him my very best wishes for a full recovery to good health.
P


22 Jul 10 - 12:35 PM (#2949891)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Mick Tems

All the best, Mike - I knew the Waterson Family were singing at St David's Hall, but decided not to go after warnings of chaos at the hall, where apparently they're digging up the streets. Your illness is something I did not know about - and I wish I had gone.
You're a hell of a singer and songwriter, too!

Mick Tems


22 Jul 10 - 01:22 PM (#2949934)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Jiggers

I was at the concert in Cardiff. He sang a song about a drinks vending machine that made everyone laugh.

Best wishes


22 Jul 10 - 01:26 PM (#2949939)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: open mike

Best wishes to Mike and the whole family. Great to know that Eliza is on this list!!


22 Jul 10 - 06:45 PM (#2950175)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Roger Read

Concerned to stumble across this news about Mike - the original Watersons were part of what engendered my love of English traditional song 'way back in the 1960s' [to paraphrase the ISB]. All the best to all the clan.


22 Jul 10 - 06:48 PM (#2950180)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: stallion

healing thoughts Mike


22 Jul 10 - 06:52 PM (#2950183)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: MoorleyMan

Hey Eliza, I didn't know Mike was unwell either, and you didn't mention it when we "met" (and chatted awhile) at Cleckheaton Fest - but please pass on my very best for a swift and full recovery.

And yes I agree he's such a fine songwriter too - so let's hope he can be persuaded (are you listening, NoMasters?) to get around to actually recording some of his songs for posterity when he's recovered?


22 Jul 10 - 08:18 PM (#2950250)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Corona Smith

Bounce back rubber band man!

Love

Corona x


22 Jul 10 - 09:13 PM (#2950304)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Tyke

Thanks Eliza pass on my best wishes to all the family and make sure that Mike knows what a lot of people are rooting for him.
George Clarke


23 Jul 10 - 02:34 AM (#2950422)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Herga Kitty

Thanks Eliza for passing on the news, and all best wishes to Mike and the family - what Roger Read said goes for me too!

Kitty


23 Jul 10 - 04:14 AM (#2950448)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Silas

Oh blimey!

I didn't know Mike was ill. Was sitting with him at the Dolphin in RHB late last year - he was in fine voice then. My own father who is of a similar age has just had chemo and radio therapy and seems to be doing well, lets hope its the same for Mike.

Best wishes.


23 Jul 10 - 08:28 AM (#2950567)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: EnglishFolkfan

Sincere thanks Eliza for keeping us posted on this, initially disquieting, news. Like the thousands of others of Mike's fans I send best wishes for his continued good progress medically and warmest thoughts to all the Family during this stressful time.

I'll second MoorleyMan's request for solo Mike to be 'captured' musically. Tis like you Eliza & your darling Ma finally together on disc, something we, who've been listening to and seeing the Family since the '60's have much wanted.

For me the amazing celebration that was the mighty River of Song in the Royal Albert Hall continues, and I look forward to all the Family music that will flow our way.


28 Jul 10 - 07:12 AM (#2953726)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: RoyH (Burl)

Refresh. Don't let this thread fade away. Mike's friends and followers in the folk world need to be kept informed.We don't know what's wrong with him, although the word 'chemotherapy' gives us a dreadful clue. Everybody wishes the best for the great Mike and if anyone can provide up-to-date info, please do. Meanwhile, all the best Mike.


28 Jul 10 - 02:23 PM (#2953926)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: The Sandman

refresh, and get well, Mike.


28 Jul 10 - 02:24 PM (#2953928)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: s&r

All best wishes for a speedy and full recovery

Rustyandstu @ Fylde


29 Jul 10 - 04:59 AM (#2954324)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: stallion

sharing an anecdote, a group of us were relating our most enbarrasing moments and one, i can't remember who, said he had sung Three Day Millionaire at Robin Hoods Bay, on returning to his seat asked the gent next to him what he thought of the song, I can't exactly remember what the reply was, something like "I thought it was ok when i wrote it"!


29 Jul 10 - 05:48 AM (#2954341)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: scouse

Get well soon Mike, I well remember the natter we've 'ad over the years while cutting veg. for the Curry at the Tonder Festival.
As Aye,
Phil.


29 Jul 10 - 02:37 PM (#2954629)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: FairEllender

Thanks for the news Eliza - all the very best love and good wishes to Mike and the rest of the family. Mike is an absolute inspiration to me, and I am so pleased to hear he is still singing throughout! Great to read all the lovely comments from other Catters too.

Keep that mighty river flowing!

Fair Ellender


29 Jul 10 - 06:06 PM (#2954765)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Ian@whitby

I passed on Catters' combined good wishes to Mike tonight. He's looking very thin but was singing well with the family - though complaining about the keys being too low with Martin not there! He tells me he has "the right attitude, which is what's important" and is looking forward to being out on his boat at the weekend - "Fish for tea!"


30 Jul 10 - 06:45 AM (#2955050)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Four Fools

Hi Eliza
Please pass on our love and best wishes for speedy recovery to Mike. He and the rest of the family have delighted audiences over the years and have done such a great job of continuing our traditional song. And I also agree he is a superb songwriter.
Hope he managed to get out on the boat and had fish for tea.

Love
Angie and Ken


30 Jul 10 - 07:39 PM (#2955455)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,mark waterson

hehe hello grandad :)
see you next time im going on the motorbike in the woods


31 Jul 10 - 07:02 PM (#2955927)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,David E.

Wishing you all the best from California. I remember having a few beers with Lal, Norma and yourself at the Palms in Davis many years ago. All health to you Mike. Thanks for all the wonderful songs...

David E.


01 Aug 10 - 01:44 AM (#2955994)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Ralphie

Fomd memories of playing with Mike for the No Masters Demo CD in 1993. And of the evening that we came back early from the pub to record 4 or 5 solo songs that he'd written and wanted to put into the can. That's where I learned "Working Chap".
Get well soon Mike.
Like MacIlroy the Emerald Cowboy, You'll be riding the daydream trail again soon I'm sure!
Best Wishes
Ralph


03 Aug 10 - 06:55 AM (#2957245)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Tyke

Best wishes from All the Little Chickens in the Garden.


19 Aug 10 - 08:22 AM (#2968545)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: Tyke

Refresh


19 Aug 10 - 10:01 AM (#2968598)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST

He was in excellent form, as were all the other eight family members, at Hull Truck on August 15th.

Mike and his wife and two daughters, Norma and Martin and Liza, Lal's son and daughter. Not a spare seat in the house and a standing ovation at the end.


03 Sep 10 - 04:20 PM (#2979483)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST,Riki Schneyer

Just found out Mike was ill! Be well, Mike, you know I love you guys like family! Love and best wishes to all, and hope Mike is through the chemo, now.

Big love,

Riki


22 Jun 11 - 08:36 AM (#3174456)
Subject: RE: How is Mike Waterson?
From: GUEST

Hi All, I have just heard the news that Mike passed away this morning, 22 june 2011. A writer and performer of great songs he will be greatly missed by all who loved folk music.
Bill Piggott
Here is the Obit thread for Mike.