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2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021

02 Jun 21 - 11:20 AM (#4108547)
Subject: Obit: Gerry Milne 29/05/21
From: GUEST,Cllr

I heard on face book that my old friend Gerry Milne passed on last Saturday.
My thoughts are with his other friends and family.
I met Gerry in the late eighties and he was a constant part of my folk journey. I used to go and watch him busk at Covent Garden and I booked him for Uxbridge FC. My strongest memories are Sidmouth Folk Festival wether in the Newt singing I live in Trafalgar square & Henry the Eighth or lunchtime sessions in the middle bar at the Anchor. I will miss you. Fly on Grey Merlin.
Cllr


02 Jun 21 - 01:43 PM (#4108557)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne 29/05/21
From: John MacKenzie

Oh that is sad. A real character was our Gerry, I also remember the 'Enery the Eighth, which he and Terry Silver used to belt out at Sidmouth, in a bar which I have forgotten the name of.
He used to keep company with a very dear friend of mine called Heather, who lived in Surbiton, near the station. She was a regular at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston.
Commiserations to all, and RIP Gerry.


02 Jun 21 - 02:13 PM (#4108558)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne 29/05/21
From: Felipa

There is an old Mudcat discussion thread - which has just been closed by the site administrators- from when Gerry Milne was ill for some months. That was 13 years ago, so at least it's nice to know that he had some good innings in-between. A Heather Dyer was a contributor to that discussion thread. Is that who you refer to, John MacKenzie?

~ condolences to Gerry's friends and family ~


02 Jun 21 - 03:03 PM (#4108561)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne 29/05/21
From: John MacKenzie

Yup, that's the lady in question. Not seen her for yonks, and would love to catch up.


02 Jun 21 - 03:56 PM (#4108568)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne 29/05/21
From: The Sandman

oh dear, i was involved with Gerry at a folk club in deanery road Stratford in the 70s,.
I am sorry to hear this.


02 Jun 21 - 07:10 PM (#4108576)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: Tattie Bogle

Yes, I also picked up the sad news on Facebook: so sorry to hear it.


02 Jun 21 - 07:43 PM (#4108577)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Lovely man, great singer and excellent guitarist. Sorry to hear this news. Lots of good memories.


02 Jun 21 - 07:43 PM (#4108578)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Lovely man, great singer and excellent guitarist. Sorry to hear this news. Lots of good memories.


02 Jun 21 - 07:57 PM (#4108579)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Ok Somebody help me. Have I got the correct man in my memory? The Gerry Milne I knew played an excellent Gibson guitar, sang traditional songs and ran a club in North London. He used to knock about with the crowd in Richmond including the likes of Dave Byham, Mike Berman, and yours truly. Is this why he is mentioned at Sharps as Gerry M. Milne. If so please accept my grovelling apologies, no offence intended.


03 Jun 21 - 03:20 AM (#4108593)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: The Sandman

Gerry Milne rwas involved with dave robets, dave surman,
myself chris timson ann gregson at stratford folk club, east london played concertina, was later involved at sharps. i dont think he played guitar, used to busk at covent garden was origibally from scotland, involved with folk london.
I am so sorry to hear this news, i cant get him out of my mind , i spoke to chris timson last night and can only echo his words "it feels like part of my youth has gone ". i always remember him singing a song by matt mcGinn called big sammy.
R I P Gerry


03 Jun 21 - 06:12 AM (#4108597)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Looks like I've got the wrong man. Sorry.


03 Jun 21 - 06:45 AM (#4108599)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: The Sandman

no offence taken


03 Jun 21 - 07:11 AM (#4108606)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: Waddon Pete

RIP Gerry. I have added Gerry to the "In Memoriam" thread and, as ever, send my condolences to all those who love and know him.


03 Jun 21 - 08:13 AM (#4108612)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: SPB-Cooperator

Knew Gerry for over 40 years, as part of the Shanty Crew up to 1986 when he retired to become a full-time professional busker, a stalwart at Ceilidh Folk and City Folk (the inspiration of his song The Landlord Got Moved By The Brewery) and also through the Monday night folk session at the Waterman's Arms in Richmond which ended each week with a raising rendition of "I Don't Give a Bugger". After that I saw little of Gerry, but did occasionally run into him stopping for a drink in a Central London pub on my way home from work.


04 Jun 21 - 06:11 AM (#4108711)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: MartinNail

In latter years Gerry was a stalwart of Sharp's Folk Club at Cecil Sharp House and of Brickfolk in Putney, where he had a 100% attendance record. A number songs were sang in his memory at Sharps in Isolation on Tuesday, though the video isn't on YouTube yet.


05 Jun 21 - 07:42 AM (#4108880)
Subject: RE: Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: Acorn4

It was Gerry that first introduced us to the York and Faulkner sessions in Sidmouth which we attended for a number of years eventually ending up running them with Taff Brissenden. Great musician and singer and so encouraging and friendly. Condolences to Sue and Sean.


06 Jun 21 - 12:19 AM (#4108998)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: vectis

I met him at Caversham Folk Festival near Reading in the early 80s and kept in touch until I left the UK in 2013. He was a real character and will be much missed. RIP Gerry.


06 Jun 21 - 05:24 PM (#4109095)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: GUEST

Raising a glass of pussers in Gerry's memory. Up tot my friend.


06 Jun 21 - 05:25 PM (#4109096)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: GUEST,Spbcooperror

That was me


21 Jun 21 - 02:11 PM (#4110908)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: SPB-Cooperator

Message from Gerry;s Brother

Postad by Tony along with photos of Gerry from when he was in Shanty Crew. Please scroll down as I do not know how to link to the actual post in the group.


21 Jun 21 - 04:09 PM (#4110917)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: The Sandman

Thanks


22 Jun 21 - 04:48 PM (#4111036)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: MartinNail

Details of Gerry's funeral webcast tomorrow (23rd June 2021) 15.20 BST

Service order for Gerry Milne
Service Date        23-Jun-21 at 3:20
Website        https://www.obitus.com/ Username gubi9815
Password        137112
Webcast:        Live Webcast & Watch Again


24 Jun 21 - 01:29 AM (#4111166)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: SPB-Cooperator

refreshing (for next 28 days)


24 Jun 21 - 07:48 AM (#4111193)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: John MacKenzie

It's not working for me. Just get a message saying it will be up in 3 days, and available for 28 days thereafter.


24 Jun 21 - 08:42 AM (#4111202)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: SPB-Cooperator

Hopefully it will be up sometime later today or tomorrow.


25 Jun 21 - 04:51 AM (#4111302)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: SPB-Cooperator

Now available


25 Jun 21 - 07:40 AM (#4111322)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: John MacKenzie

Thank you, I watched it, and as his brother said, I only knew a part of Gerry. Although I knew him for many years, I knew nothing about his upbringing, and education. Hidden depths indeed.
I hope Terry gets a chance to see this, as I always remember the two of them together, playing and singing, in the Newt, at Sidmouth.


25 Jun 21 - 12:51 PM (#4111358)
Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Gerry Milne May 29, 2021
From: The Sandman

Thank you.R I P Gerry