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Posted By: Murray MacLeod
09-Jun-17 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
From: McGrath of Harlow - PM
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 07:12 AM

His introductions were amazing. He'd have us in paroxysms of laughter for minutes, and somehow it didn't really matter if half of us couldn't make out what he was talking about. And then he'd break our hearts with a song that cut to the quick.


You got that right, Kevin.

I still remember , with a chuckle, the last time we had Vin at the Edinburgh Folk Club.

We had an amazing young fiddle/guitar duo to kick off the night, and they were great ... sensational playing ... reels played at the speed of light .

So Vin comes on and says ..."Well I have a slight problem ...I was going to do all these tunes myself. "

The audience erupted ...