Mudcat Café message #3920611 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: GUEST,Simon Harmer
28-Apr-18 - 05:55 AM
Thread Name: 2018 Obit: Paul Marsh
Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: Paul Marsh
Paul had an huge role in our efforts to research and revive step dancing on the south coast. All he knew he shared generously. Only last week he was making sure I had all the available information on Ted Duckett and passing an email on to Tim Radford. (Did you get it Tim?) Southern stepping is all about responding to the music. Paul ensured we had the right tunes and demonstrated how they were played. Our first performances were to Paul's wonderful playing and he supported us until he was happy we could manage without him and quietly withdrew. When we were asked to perform material collected by Alice Gillington in Thorney Hill church Paul came and filmed what was an amazing evening for all of us. Our 'Hither Side Of The Hedge' team will miss his encouraging support and knowledge. Our thoughts are with Paddi.
Simon Harmer