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Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)

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GUEST,Dave Howdon 06 Jun 17 - 03:42 PM
StephenH 06 Jun 17 - 03:36 PM
JHW 06 Jun 17 - 03:13 PM
alex s 06 Jun 17 - 01:39 PM
GUEST,henryp 06 Jun 17 - 01:13 PM
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GUEST, topsie 06 Jun 17 - 12:44 PM
Brian Peters 06 Jun 17 - 12:37 PM
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Teribus 06 Jun 17 - 08:05 AM
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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: GUEST,Dave Howdon
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 03:42 PM

Goodbye mate thanks for the memories


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: StephenH
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 03:36 PM

I only ever had the pleasure of hearing Vin live one time - at the Redcar Folk Festival in, I think, 1977. Never forgotten what a great performer he was. Condolences to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: JHW
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 03:13 PM

So sorry to hear - makes you want to believe - I can so easily picture Bettsy welcoming him up


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: alex s
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 01:39 PM

RIP bonny lad


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 01:13 PM

A great loss. He leaves a great legacy.

My condolences to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 01:09 PM

A Great Man


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 12:44 PM

He would have me in tears of laughter or just in tears. I am feeling very sad today.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: Brian Peters
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 12:37 PM

What a huge loss to the folk world. And such a nice, unpretentious, generous man.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: RTim
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 12:35 PM

Very Sad news - a lovely man and a great performer.........RIP.

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 12:31 PM

Terrible news, God rest you Vin. We will miss you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: Colin Randall
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 11:45 AM

Here's something I wrote a little hastily after hearing of the death of a man I considered a great performer, a brilliant wit and a much appreciated if long-distance friend... http://www.salutlive.com/2017/06/vin-garbutt-rip-if-the-river-tees-couyld-sing-he-was-its-voice.html The onward links are clickable at the site ...

Vin Garbutt RIP: if the river Tees could sing, he was its voice

As we grow older, news of contemporaries dying becomes depressingly routine. Some deaths hit harder than most, however, and it is with immense sadness that I record the passing of a man I regard as probably the best solo performer on the British folk circuit, Vin Garbutt.

Vin was a charming, funny, self-deprecating man but also a quite wonderful artist who could draw an audience into the palm of his hand with that roaring voice, exemplary stage presence and down-to-earth wit.

A Boro lad through and through (despite his across-the-divide Orange and Green Irish parentage), he'd worked at ICI. The voice, it always seemed to me, could have come from nowhere else and I once wrote that if the river Tees could sing, it would sound like him.

His home town's Evening Gazette reported his death, a few weeks after major heart surgery, with these words:

A post on Facebook read: 'It's with great sadness and extremely heavy hearts that we must inform you that our beloved Vin passed away this morning. 'He loved the life he shared with you all, and we know how much he'll be missed. 'Although we won't be able to see him again, we're grateful that we will be able to listen to him for the rest of our lives. 'All the very best, Pat, Emma, Tim, Katie & Louis.'

From earliest recollection, he would charge a fiver or so, including petrol and refreshments, to drive over from Teesside to folk clubs I helped to run in Bishop Auckland and Darlington. Even with the passage of time, that can be seen as selling himself short.

I saw him sing to my own folk club faithful (and at other clubs), to a bunch of night club revellers including off-duty cops and to a hugely appreciative crowd in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, where I overheard a bloke in the toilet marvelling at the power of his vocals.

Vin outraged the mostly southern English folk police by not only opposing abortion but writing songs embracing his strongly held belief. I wrote at length about the deep suspicion that he was excluded from the Cambridge Folk Festival programme for this reason. I disagreed with his point of view but never thought for a second that he should be forbidden from, or punished for, expressing it.

The only time we fell out, and then only mildly, was when I described his outlook in a Daily Telegraph review as "self-opinionated". He was right to challenge the usage, since it excludes the validity of alternative opinions, and I told him so. It was a misuse of a word, when "opinionated" was the appropriate term. In classic Vin fashion, he accepted my apology.

Vin's humour remained with him even as he approached serious heart surgery earlier this year, as the Evening Gazette reported.

On the planned removal of his mitral valve and the insertion of a mechanical replacement, he said: "I could have had a pig's valve but that would have left the donor disgruntled so I rejected it."

My abiding memory of Vin will not be the abortion row, the lusty voice, the jaunty tin whistle or even the superb banter he maintained with audiences. It will be of the sight of a supremely gifted singer sipping his pint of Guinness between songs and tunes, raising his glass to the audience and saying, simply: "Cheers."

Cheers, Vin, for your wonderful music and long-distance friendship. And heartfelt condolences to Pam and the rest of the family. And the next time I order a Guinness - albeit from an export bottle since I am now in France - I shall raise it in your honour.


Further reading:

* Treasures rediscovered; Vin Garbutt and The Valley of Tees

* Vin Garbutt and Cambridge: what's the real story?

* Evening Gazette: reaction and tributes

* And thanks to Bill Taylor for digging this one out of YouTube ...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 11:31 AM

So sorry to hear ~ condolences to all ~ one in a million ~ gone to join his mate Betsy ~ Saltburn ff will never be the same ~ end of an era

Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: Raggytash
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 11:05 AM

My sincere condolences to Pat and family, like everyone here I hold very dear memories of not only a consumate performer but a lovely man.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: GUEST,John James
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 10:45 AM

Just a few months ago, Gordon Giltrap sent me a photo of Vin and himself at Roger Bucknall's do. This was to celebrate Fylde Guitars.
We all were amongst the first pro's to play Fylde Instruments in early 1970's. Vin played a Caliban, I think, with a cutaway.
Vin's contribution to the UK folk scene (and overseas) was huge.
Many close friends of his will be very shocked and saddened at his passing. His family will be in all our thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 – 6 Jun 2017)
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 10:42 AM

The loss will be felt throughout the folk world. Condolences to all close friends and family. He was a great star, but at the same time very much one of the people. No airs and graces.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt
From: Elmore
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 10:38 AM

Only saw Vin perform a few times here in the States. I never forgot him, and never will. Condolences to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Vin Garbutt
From: GUEST,dunelmian
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 09:37 AM

I share the thoughts of earlier contributors. Vin was a good man who never forgot his roots and early life with the Fettlers. He will be a great miss to his family and of course to the folk scene.


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Subject: RE: Vin Garbutt
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 09:33 AM

Just heard a few minutes ago and still in shock. A good friend and a great performer who will be so sadly missed. RIP Vin
Dave and Penny Sutherland


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Subject: RE: Vin Garbutt - news
From: Teribus
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 08:05 AM

Very sad news indeed, he was a lovely unassuming man who was great company. He will be sorely missed by all.

Sincere condolences to Pat and his family


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Subject: RE: Vin Garbutt
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 07:50 AM

From his Facebook page -

It's with great sadness and extremely heavy hearts that we must inform you that our beloved Vin passed away this morning.

He loved the life he shared with you all, and we know how much he'll be missed. Although we won't be able to see him again, we're grateful that we will be able to listen to him for the rest of our lives.

All the very best, Pat, Emma, Tim, Katie & Louis


Very sad indeed. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Vin Garbutt
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 07:45 AM

Oh now, so sorry to hear this - another great performer, writer and all-round good person gone.... all condolences to Pat and the family.

Kitty
xx


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Subject: RE: Vin Garbutt
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 07:13 AM

RIP Vin, always great fun to see and listen to, he'll be very much missed.

Dave H


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Subject: Vin Garbutt - news
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 06:51 AM

I have just had an e-mail that read:

We have just had the following, very sad, email from our friend Paddy McEvoy:-

So, so sorry to report that my/our dear friend Vin passed away during the night.

There were post-op complications at the weekend and he died in hospital.

'.............I'm singing this song with a tear in my eye..........'
RIP
Paddy

Vin was a A lovely man and such a rare talent for music, song writing and the ability to make people laugh.

"He's gone , he's gone and we'll never, on merry nights see him again" …………….


Sad news indeed


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Subject: Vin Garbutt
From: GUEST,Morris-ey
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 06:51 AM

Just heard that Vin has finally succumbed to his illness. Damn shame.


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