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Thread #99568   Message #1985544
Posted By: fiddlecat
04-Mar-07 - 03:09 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Krysia Kocjan-Haber; Krysia Kristianne 2007
Subject: Obit: Krysia Kocjan-Haber; Krysia Kristianne
Krysia Kocjian-Haber, a Scottish singer, composer and poet, died on February 21, 2007 in Portland, OR. Probably best known for her early work with the Al Stewart band (of "Year of the Cat" fame, where she performed as Krysia Kristianne), she had, in the last decade and a half, returned to her folk roots. Krysia's voice was well known in the Celtic music community in Los Angeles, where she performed regularly before moving to Portland in 2000. She was a magnificent singer and poet who had the "cumha" and brought a soulful and mystical quality to her singing as well as to her songwriting. She is survived by her husband, Rob Haber, and a multitude of grieving friends, family and fans. She will be sorely missed.   A Los Angeles memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 10, 2007. For more information, please contact