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2020 Obit: Bob Winquist

22 Jan 20 - 06:11 AM (#4029575)
Subject: Obit: Bob Winquist
From: Vic Smith

I have only heard of the death of Bob Winquist today when Pete Cooper put up the notice on his funeral in London yesterday. He was a lovely gentle, very intelligent, profoundly political man and a totally outstanding musician who was equally highly regarded in classical, bluegrass and folk music circles.
We booked him several times to play in Lewes, usually in the company of Rosie Davis and Joe Locker.
He was also a regular visitor to our area in the times when he spent days giving fiddle lessons in Richard Spong & Charlotte Oliver's house.
I loved the gentle burr of his speaking voice which combined North American and English inflections

22 Jan 20 - 10:25 AM (#4029612)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Bob Winquist
From: GUEST,Keith Price

He was an excellent fiddle player. R.I.P Bob Winquist

23 Jan 20 - 07:22 AM (#4029753)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Bob Winquist
From: Waddon Pete

Indeed he was! Check out some of the YouTube videos featuring his playing. He will be sadly missed.



23 Jan 20 - 07:07 PM (#4029836)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Bob Winquist
From: Sarah the flute

Oh no that is sad
I called a few ceilidhs and hoe downs with him a few years ago - great fiddle player and good company


13 Jun 20 - 07:03 AM (#4059073)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Bob Winquist

Hi, I have just learned about Bob's death from your website. Could you please let me know where is his grave? I'd like to visit. My email is

Thank you