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Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
27-Nov-18 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Roy Bailey (1935-2018)
Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Bailey (1935-2018)
Roy was a good friend to the Bothy Folksong Club in Southport, harking back to his first appearance for us when he was part of a BBC Radio 2 'Folkweave' programme recorded in September 1973, MC'd by Tony Capstick and broadcast a month or two later. He was amazed many years later at being told he'd sung Ian Campbell's 'Old Man's Song' that night as he couldn't recall ever having learned or performed it!

My ancient cassette tape proved it was true - he HAD done it though I never heard him sing it again and he always looked quizzical when the matter cropped up as though I'd somehow faked the whole thing! He was part of a special concert to mark our 50th birthday in 2015 and gigged for us many times, the last occasion being this July - a magnificent end to that current season.

The world is surely the poorer for his passing - the many especially remembering him, with the few never knowing what they missed. Bless you Roy Bailey.