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Mysha Obit: spoons player Bert Draycott (1930-2017) (71* d) RE: Obit: spoons player Bert Draycott (1930-2017) 04 Feb 18

Oh dear.

I missed this at the time. Sad news.

I met Bertie a few times at the Durham Folk Party. My best memories aren't so much about him performing, though (well, those are good as well), but about the time we had both picked the same quiet spot to pitch our tents. He had recently been given a set of bones, hence he was curious about the different-looking bones that I had with me, while I was curious about about his spoons playing. There we sat beside the tents and talked instruments and other stuff.
Then after, during the Garden Party, we sat and played together, finding that with different instruments we would play mostly the same beats. The exception was that he would do finger rolls with the spoons, which bones can't normally do. I'm still trying to match those as well, though. (-:

I'd hoped I might one day see him do a whole show, but alas. From his contributions to sing-arounds in Durham, I can confirm that once Bert started, it would be a while before he would stop. Let's keep him in our memories and make it a very long time before he stops there.


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