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Posted By: Helen
06-Jun-17 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
I also only ever had the pleasure of hearing Vin live one time - at a pub in Newcastle NSW Australia in about 1980.

It was an unforgettable experience. I can still now, in my mind's eye and ear, put myself back into that dark little pub room, with the small spotlight on Vin standing at one end of the room and the whole roomful of people going from tears of sadness, tears of joy and uncontrollable tears of laughter as he progressed through his repertoire. And his tin whistle playing was a joy to hear.

What a performer, what a great human being!

My condolences to his family and friends,