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Malcolm Douglas ill

09 Dec 08 - 01:41 PM (#2510887)
Subject: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Steve Gardham

Hi,
I've just received a very worrying call from 'Folkiedave' to inform me that Malcolm has been taken in to hospital and is seemingly very ill. Either Dave or I will update this post as we get more information.

I'm sure all those who know Malcolm and have had queries answered by his encyclopedic knowledge of song on Mudcat, will wish him a speedy recovery.


09 Dec 08 - 01:43 PM (#2510888)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: MMario

Amen! Prayer wheels a cranking from this venue.


09 Dec 08 - 01:45 PM (#2510890)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Barry Finn

Thanks for the notice

I hope all goes well Malcolm, best of luck

Barry


09 Dec 08 - 01:50 PM (#2510892)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Alice

Get well wishes sent from here.

Alice


09 Dec 08 - 01:53 PM (#2510897)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Anglo

And from here! Speedy recovery, Malcolm.


09 Dec 08 - 02:05 PM (#2510911)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Phil Edwards

And here. There's only one Malcolm Douglas!


09 Dec 08 - 02:12 PM (#2510920)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Waddon Pete

.....and more winging their way from here!


09 Dec 08 - 02:13 PM (#2510923)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Haruo

Ditto of course.


09 Dec 08 - 02:17 PM (#2510926)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Azizi

Positive vibrations are being sent from Pittsburgh, PA.


09 Dec 08 - 02:17 PM (#2510929)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Dave the Gnome

Fingers crossed in Salford!

DeG


09 Dec 08 - 02:20 PM (#2510932)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: John J

...but he's not ALLOWED to be ill, we need him here!

Get well soon Malcolm, your presence is missed. We're all thinking of you.

Best wishes,

John


09 Dec 08 - 02:23 PM (#2510936)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Les from Hull

Please pass on every good wish from Maggie and me.


09 Dec 08 - 02:28 PM (#2510938)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: maeve

Blessing and healing for you, Malcolm.

maeve


09 Dec 08 - 02:35 PM (#2510944)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: greg stephens

Hang in there Malcolm


09 Dec 08 - 02:42 PM (#2510951)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST

get well soon Malcom, we are thinking of you.


09 Dec 08 - 02:44 PM (#2510953)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Desert Dancer

Hoping you'll be home and well soon, Malcolm.

~ Becky in Tucson


09 Dec 08 - 02:45 PM (#2510954)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Maryrrf

Here's hoping for speedy and complete recovery


09 Dec 08 - 02:58 PM (#2510959)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Matthew Edwards

Thanks to Steve and Dave for passing this on, and please let Malcolm know we are all wishing him well, and hope he will be fully recovered soon.

Matthew


09 Dec 08 - 03:07 PM (#2510965)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: katlaughing

Thanks for letting us know and please keep us posted as you are able.

Many thanksgivings coming from Colorado for a complete and speedy recovery. All good wishes to Malcolm.

kat


09 Dec 08 - 03:08 PM (#2510966)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Ernest

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Ernest


09 Dec 08 - 03:35 PM (#2511001)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: My guru always said

Sending positive thoughts & candle lit!
Hil


09 Dec 08 - 03:35 PM (#2511003)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Sorcha

You GOTTA get well, Malc! They broke the mould when they made you!


09 Dec 08 - 03:36 PM (#2511004)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Joybell

Please pass on our thoughts too, Steve, when you can.
Joy and Hildebrand


09 Dec 08 - 03:37 PM (#2511005)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: BB

All the very best to Malcolm from Tom and me. Hurry back - there's no-one who comes near to your fund of knowledge!

Barbara


09 Dec 08 - 03:41 PM (#2511011)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Lighter

Malcolm, get well quickly!


09 Dec 08 - 03:43 PM (#2511013)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST

Thanks Steve - I've been dithering for days whether to say anything here!

We all need him well again, the sooner the better.


09 Dec 08 - 03:45 PM (#2511018)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Wyrd Sister

Sorry that was me sans cookie


09 Dec 08 - 04:01 PM (#2511032)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

Hope you recover soon Malcolm.

Mick


09 Dec 08 - 04:04 PM (#2511036)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Big Al Whittle

take care Malcolm!

best wishes

al


09 Dec 08 - 04:08 PM (#2511039)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: JHW

Best Wishes for a comfortable time and hopes for a speedy recovery


09 Dec 08 - 04:14 PM (#2511049)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: catspaw49

Malcolm is a truly iconic figure here and we are all sending our very best. Wherever else he lives, he is a resident of this little village and greatly repected by all.

Whatever the problem......Malcolm, Spaw sends his best thoughts for whatever they're worth. Come back to us soon.

Spaw

PS---Updates appreciated


09 Dec 08 - 04:15 PM (#2511052)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Richard Bridge

I read his posts with more eagerness than any others here.


09 Dec 08 - 04:20 PM (#2511058)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: bobad

This place just isn't the same without you.

Get well soon!


09 Dec 08 - 04:26 PM (#2511067)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

I am sure Malcolm will be touched by the responses here and from all over the world. I will pass these on to him when I get chance please keep them coming.


09 Dec 08 - 04:31 PM (#2511069)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: George Papavgeris

Best wishes from me too, Malcolm - whatever it is, may it go away and leave no mark. Fingers crossed for you over here.


09 Dec 08 - 04:32 PM (#2511070)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Anne Lister

Get well soon, Malcolm!

Anne


09 Dec 08 - 04:42 PM (#2511080)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: MikeofNorthumbria

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery Malcolm.

Wassail!


09 Dec 08 - 04:52 PM (#2511089)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: jacko@nz

Very best wishes Malcolm

Jack


09 Dec 08 - 04:53 PM (#2511090)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Fergie

Hi Malcolm

Get well soon. You are a gentleman straight form the top drawer. You have never failed to impress me with your knowledge and your helpfulness and your forensic approach to research and traditional singer.

Kind regards and get well soon

Fergus Russell


09 Dec 08 - 04:54 PM (#2511091)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,Tim Radford

Best wishes from Tim Radford - in England on a visit


09 Dec 08 - 04:59 PM (#2511099)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

all best wishes for a speedy and full recovery
Derek Schofield


09 Dec 08 - 04:59 PM (#2511100)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: s&r

Luck and love

Stu&Rusty


09 Dec 08 - 05:07 PM (#2511105)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)

Dear Malcolm, I feel I have known you a long time- we've exchanged letters, greetings passed on by others, I've had your helpful posts at Mudcat- but I guess we have never met in person. Anyway, I hold you one of my friends, and hope we shall meet one day (this side of Heaven!- isn't there an oldtime song that begins, If we never meet again this side of Heaven...?) But- this is to let you know that George and I are thinking of you, and wishing you soon return of your strength, goodfeeling, stamina, joy of life. That you'll rally to enjoy the winter holidays- Christmas, New Years Day, the turning of the seasons.    Joy and blessings,    Jean


09 Dec 08 - 05:09 PM (#2511106)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: ClaireBear

Visualizing good health for you and a speedy return to Mudcat. Healing thoughts from northern California.

Claire


09 Dec 08 - 05:36 PM (#2511148)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Jack Campin

Has somebody got an address for postcards?


09 Dec 08 - 05:43 PM (#2511161)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: CapriUni

Aww, geez.

Get well soon, Malcolm. We do not need this, least of all, you.


09 Dec 08 - 05:52 PM (#2511174)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: sian, west wales

A gentleman and a scholar and a fount of knowledge - get well soon, Malcolm. I value your input, as does everyone here.

sian


09 Dec 08 - 05:53 PM (#2511176)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

His contributions help make Mudcat a wonderful place.
All the best. Get well soon!


09 Dec 08 - 05:54 PM (#2511177)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

Latest 10.45 pm Uk time. Malcolm is currently not sure which hospital he may finish up in - there are two major ones in Sheffield - and he is in the wrong one - if you see what I mean.

So I will update people as soon as I know and thanks everyone for their kind thoughts,

It is my intention to print this thread once I have somewhere to take it!!

Dave


09 Dec 08 - 06:00 PM (#2511186)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: stallion

Never met Malcolm but have been advised by his knowledge in this place, get well soon
Pete


09 Dec 08 - 06:13 PM (#2511201)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: SussexCarole

Get well soon wishes from us in Wales

Carole & Andrew xx


09 Dec 08 - 06:35 PM (#2511223)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Nerd

I am always happy when Malcolm lays out a solid or even definitive (for now) answer to a query, and even happier on those rare occasions when I get there first. I hope for many more years of Malcolm beating me to it most of the time!


09 Dec 08 - 06:37 PM (#2511229)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: CET

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and many thanks for answers to more than one question.

Edmund


09 Dec 08 - 06:44 PM (#2511236)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Leadfingers

Another Gentleman I have never met , or been in contact with , but have read his posts with interest ! All good wishes for a satisfactory outcome and more erudite postings on all things Folk !


09 Dec 08 - 06:48 PM (#2511239)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Richie

Get well Malcolm,

My prayers are with you.

Richie


09 Dec 08 - 06:51 PM (#2511240)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Seamus Kennedy

Malcolm, I've never met you, but I've admired your musical erudition for years here on the 'Cat. Get well soon.
And Sorcha was wrong - they broke the mould BEFORE the made you.

Seamus


09 Dec 08 - 06:53 PM (#2511243)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: semi-submersible

Good wishes coming from Canada's left coast
Maureen


09 Dec 08 - 06:55 PM (#2511246)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Bat Goddess

White light and healing thoughts aimed at you from this sector, too.

The breadth and depth of your knowledge (as well as your love of the tradition and the music) and willingness to share is remarkable.

Linn


09 Dec 08 - 07:16 PM (#2511262)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Zen

Have only met and played with Malcolm once but remember him well. All the best for a very speedy recovery Malcolm.

Zen


09 Dec 08 - 07:17 PM (#2511264)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Ebbie

I forget which Mudcatter said it first but I use it a lot: "Get well soon, Malcolm. You'll feel better."

Seriously, do.


09 Dec 08 - 07:47 PM (#2511280)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Jim I

As with everybody else I would like to contribute my prayers and best wishes for Malcolm's recovery.

Where would we all be without him? There is only one Malcolm Douglas, in fact - if I may borrow from 'Highlander' - There can be only one!


09 Dec 08 - 08:02 PM (#2511288)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Joe Offer

Malcolm, I hate threads like this, but I wish you well.
-Joe-


09 Dec 08 - 08:04 PM (#2511291)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: meself

Best wishes and get well soon - from Canada. Remember - you're needed here!


09 Dec 08 - 08:22 PM (#2511300)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Susanne (skw)

Malcolm, I'm looking forward to meeting you at the next Eurogathering, so from very selfish motives I wish you'll make a speedy recovery. All the best, and home by Christmas ...


09 Dec 08 - 08:28 PM (#2511303)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Hollowfox

Healing juju winging its way from the here, and a genuine purebred midwestern $@#!-reduction candle will be fired up when I get home from work, within the hour.


09 Dec 08 - 09:29 PM (#2511312)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Stewie

Best wishes, Malcolm, get well soon.

--Stewie.


09 Dec 08 - 09:29 PM (#2511313)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Arkie

Malcolm there is a big empty spot in the Mudcat Cafe. You can see it all the way out here in Arkansas. Hope you are back in your old spot soon.


09 Dec 08 - 09:42 PM (#2511318)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Jeri

Malcolm, you're a big part of Mudcat for me. Please feel better soon.


09 Dec 08 - 09:56 PM (#2511322)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Liam's Brother

Malcolm,
Looking forward to hearing news of your lightning-quick recovery.
All the best,
Dan


09 Dec 08 - 10:11 PM (#2511328)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Surreysinger

Malcom - sending you my very best wishes.
Irene


09 Dec 08 - 10:18 PM (#2511336)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: NOMADMan

Malcolm, you are truly a class act here at Mudcat - a source of countless helpful and informative posts. Please have a complete and speedy recovery. We need you.

John


09 Dec 08 - 10:47 PM (#2511347)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST

Very sorry to hear it, you are always an inspiration, not just for your knowledge but for the reasoned and civilized way you interact with all here.

Many prayers for you coming from the southern hills of Ohio...our healing circle will send energy for your recovery Wednesday evening.

Bekki


09 Dec 08 - 11:57 PM (#2511373)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Colin Randall

Best wishes from a stranger in Abu Dhabi. Folk - the world - needs people like Malcolm..


10 Dec 08 - 01:07 AM (#2511390)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Little Robyn

I'm never satisfied with an answer to a song query until Malcolm has spoken.
Lots of love and healing thoughts to speed you back to us Malcolm.
From Robyn in New Zealand


10 Dec 08 - 01:27 AM (#2511392)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,Peace

You're in my thoughts and prayers, Malcolm.


10 Dec 08 - 02:09 AM (#2511414)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,suzi

Thoughts and prayers from me too...get well soon Malcolm. x


10 Dec 08 - 02:29 AM (#2511419)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Herga Kitty

All best wishes from Harrow for a speedy return to health - and to your erudite postings on Mudcat.

Kitty


10 Dec 08 - 02:30 AM (#2511420)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: pavane

And best wishes from Luxembourg. You are irreplaceable


10 Dec 08 - 03:14 AM (#2511433)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: MoorleyMan

Only just found this thread - so may I add my very best wishes to all the rest.
Get well real soon Malcolm, and whatever the problem is I'm sure they can sort it!
MM


10 Dec 08 - 03:20 AM (#2511434)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Dave Sutherland

Best Wishes from Traditions at the Tiger, Nottingham

Dave Sutherland


10 Dec 08 - 03:31 AM (#2511441)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: johnadams

All positive thoughts and support from the Ryburn 3 Step gang. Get well soon.


10 Dec 08 - 04:11 AM (#2511455)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: nutty

Malcolm's contributions to Mudcat and folk in general are immeasurable - he has to get well.

All best wishes

Hazel Bolton


10 Dec 08 - 04:14 AM (#2511456)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,Ralphie

Hopefully this thread will get longer as a demonstration of the regard that we all hold Malcolm in. My Best Wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.
Ralph Jordan.
(Folkiedave. keep the updates coming, as and when)


10 Dec 08 - 04:22 AM (#2511459)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,MC Fat

All the best Malc. Keep me informed Dave


10 Dec 08 - 04:44 AM (#2511468)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Drumshanty

Best wishes, Malcolm. You've been an inspiration to me... All the best

Tracy


10 Dec 08 - 04:50 AM (#2511472)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Mr Happy

Malcolm,

Fight the good fight & get well & back here soon!


10 Dec 08 - 04:52 AM (#2511474)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST, Sminky

Fight that monster and get well soon, Malcolm. We're all pulling for you.


10 Dec 08 - 05:08 AM (#2511483)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Dave Hanson

Best wishes Malcolm and get well soon.

Dave H


10 Dec 08 - 05:15 AM (#2511485)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Zany Mouse

Now hear this: Get well soon, OR ELSE ...

Seriously, I hope everything goes well and like George P said - it leaves no mark.

Positive thoughts winging their way from Worksop

Blessings
Rhiannon


10 Dec 08 - 05:36 AM (#2511501)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Bonnie Shaljean

Wishing you strength and a speedy recovery -

All the best, Bonnie


10 Dec 08 - 05:41 AM (#2511503)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: ard mhacha

All the best Malcolm for a speedy recovery. Ard Mhacha


10 Dec 08 - 05:47 AM (#2511506)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Stu

Get well soon Malcolm - your contributions here are deeply appreciated by many.

stigWeard


10 Dec 08 - 05:55 AM (#2511507)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Roberto

Best wishes to Malcolm Douglas from Italy. Roberto


10 Dec 08 - 06:01 AM (#2511511)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Teribus

My sincere and best wishes Malcolm for a full and speedy recovery.


10 Dec 08 - 06:29 AM (#2511528)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: peregrina

wishing you health and strength


10 Dec 08 - 06:57 AM (#2511544)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Derby Ram

Get well very soon.

All the best

Keith


10 Dec 08 - 06:58 AM (#2511546)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: SylviaN

All the very best from me as well.

Hugs.

Sylvia


10 Dec 08 - 07:21 AM (#2511567)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Brian Hoskin

I don't know Malcolm, but I know his name on a thread is a guarantee of a thoughtful and erudite contribution.

Best wishes for a quick recovery

Brian


10 Dec 08 - 07:25 AM (#2511569)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: John Minear

Malcolm, you showed me that Mudcat could stand for really high quality research. You have become a trusted resource for my work. I wish you good health and a quick recovery. John in Virginia


10 Dec 08 - 07:28 AM (#2511570)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Linda Kelly

Best wishes Malcolm, and a speedy recovery.


10 Dec 08 - 07:34 AM (#2511575)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: treewind

Wishing you all the best, Malcolm - one of the best things about Mudcat is the contributions from people like you!

Anahata


10 Dec 08 - 07:44 AM (#2511584)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: rich-joy

Here's hoping you're back on form ASAP, Malcolm!

All the Best,

Rich-Joy (in Down Under land).


10 Dec 08 - 07:56 AM (#2511595)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,baz parkes

Echoing all of the above, of course

Good luck


10 Dec 08 - 09:03 AM (#2511655)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Add my well-wishes to the rest- to one of the finest!

Allison


10 Dec 08 - 09:22 AM (#2511663)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Bryn Pugh

Thoughts, prayers and blessings to Malcolm. Please get well soon.

Thanks, Steve, for the info. - please keep us all informed.

Erica and Bryn


10 Dec 08 - 09:25 AM (#2511665)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: The Sandman

get well, soon.


10 Dec 08 - 09:43 AM (#2511682)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: alanabit

Undoubtedly one of the sharpest and most knowledgeable minds here. I will be wishing him a speedy recovery too.


10 Dec 08 - 10:04 AM (#2511695)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Greenacres

Best wishes and healing vibes to Malcolm from all here. Felicity


10 Dec 08 - 11:27 AM (#2511743)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: RoyH (Burl)

Hi Malcolm, Here's hoping that whatever is wrong with you can be put right as quickly as possible. Thoughts and prayers from the Harris family. Burl


10 Dec 08 - 12:53 PM (#2511830)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Compton

....and a Big Get Well Soon from me as well...he has always sorted out out any queries I've raised and apart from a bit of a do we had about the EFDSS, I think the world of him!!

Compton


10 Dec 08 - 12:58 PM (#2511839)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

I told Steve about this yesterday evening at around 5.00 pm UK time.

To get to over 100 messages in 24 hours is a great achievement and I am sure Malcolm will be delighted. Well done to all of you. If anything could revive anyone you can. Thanks you for all your prayers and messages of good will. And I have printed the thread (just the names I hasten to add).

I will see him this evening and will report on progress around 8.00 pm UK time.


10 Dec 08 - 01:02 PM (#2511843)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: MartinRyan

Just seen this. Every good wish to one of the key people in this community. Great to see how appreciated he is.

Regards


10 Dec 08 - 01:38 PM (#2511875)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: HipflaskAndy

Just found this thread.
Wishing Malc a speedy recovery.
Sending you best wishes and prayers from Leeds, Malcolm
Get well - Duncan McFarlane


10 Dec 08 - 02:01 PM (#2511885)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: r.padgett

I thought I posted here already but best of health to Malcolm ~ last seen at the TSF Meeting at Sheffield University just a few weeks ago with Steve Gardham and others

Hope the weather gets a bit warmer too, might help

Ray


10 Dec 08 - 02:04 PM (#2511889)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Fred McCormick

I've only just noticed this thread but I'd like to add my get well wishes to everyone else's. I'm sure I'm not the only Mudcat member to appreciate Malcolm's enormous knowledge and scholarship.


10 Dec 08 - 02:09 PM (#2511892)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Brian Peters

"Major truths, like benevolent madonnas, are sustained aloft by dozens of busy, cheerful angels of detail."
Nicholson Baker

When I scan through the names at the top of a thread I usually go straight to Malcolm's.
Best wishes.
Brian


10 Dec 08 - 02:13 PM (#2511895)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: SINSULL

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary


10 Dec 08 - 02:17 PM (#2511899)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,post elf

Ward K1, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF


10 Dec 08 - 02:25 PM (#2511914)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Steve Gardham

Many, many thanks, for all your good wishes. I'm not in the slightest bit religious and to the best of my knowledge I don't think Malcolm is, but if wishful thinking counts for anything Malcolm should make a very speedy recovery. A few of us this side of the pond have extensive indexes and access to enormous libraries, but Malcolm is very special, he holds much of this knowledge in his head!


10 Dec 08 - 02:58 PM (#2511940)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: IvanB

Ever since I joined Mudcat and Malcolm was the first to respond to my query, I've regarded him in awe for both his innate good sense as well as his encyclopedic knowledge (or that to know where to look if he doesn't have the answer immediately at hand). For him to show human frailties such as illness is almost beyond my ken.

But, life is life and, Malcolm, you have all my best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. Along with Steve I can only offer my wishful thinking, but be assured I'm wishfully thinking as hard as I can for you.


10 Dec 08 - 03:44 PM (#2511955)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

I have just returned from visiting Malcolm this evening with Ron and Jenny Day. He sends his regards to all those who have wished him well. Please feel free to send messages and cards if you knew him or have ever contacted him personally.

Ward K1, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF will get him.

We have permission to take his laptop in - that will make him happier than anything, especially if he can get an internet connection (!!)

I asked him for a quote to his many friends on here. "I liked the morphine but I don't intend to make a habit of it" was what he offered.

He looked a lot, lot better than when I saw him two days ago - a lot better. He is likely to be in for a few days at the least.


10 Dec 08 - 03:59 PM (#2511968)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Bonnie Shaljean

> He looked a lot, lot better than when I saw him two days ago - a lot better.

YESSSSS - that's what I was waiting to hear. It's great that he's up to even thinking about driving a computer, and I loved the quip. Here's looking forward to good news from Sheffield S10 2JF.

B xxx


10 Dec 08 - 04:00 PM (#2511969)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Steve Gardham

Dave,
Please warn him, as a national monument, he must not scare us like this!


10 Dec 08 - 05:17 PM (#2512052)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Rowan

Truly he's a gentleman and a scholar!

All the best, cobber.

Cheers, Rowan


10 Dec 08 - 05:19 PM (#2512055)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: wysiwyg

Be well, Malcolm.

~S~


10 Dec 08 - 05:34 PM (#2512070)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Gervase

I don't usually post to threads like this but - well Malcolm is one of those people who consistently restore my faith in this place with his freely-given and hard-won erudition. In a fairer world his work would already have been recognised with honorary degrees and doctorates. Let's hope the medics looking after him are as careful and well-versed in their field as he is in his.
Get well soon.


10 Dec 08 - 05:50 PM (#2512078)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Wyrd Sister

Well put, Gervase.

Sounds like the Mudthinking is starting to work, folks! Keep it coming!


11 Dec 08 - 01:28 AM (#2512293)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Partridge

be better soon

love

pat xx


11 Dec 08 - 01:59 AM (#2512295)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: skarpi

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Skarpi Iceland


11 Dec 08 - 03:08 AM (#2512319)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: VirginiaTam

I am quite new to Mudcat so don't know of you yet. Please return that I may learn.

Good thoughts and wishes coming at you from Essex and to those providing your care.


11 Dec 08 - 05:25 AM (#2512411)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,jim mac farland

get well soon malcolm

jim mac farland


11 Dec 08 - 05:03 PM (#2512961)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: katlaughing

That Gervase...he's some writer, isn't he?!**bg**

Well put, Gervase and exactly what we all wish for you, Malcolm. You are one of the Shining Examples of the Best of Mudcat. Thanks, and please come back when you feel up to it.

kat


11 Dec 08 - 05:52 PM (#2513015)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GeoffLawes

I hope that you get well soon Malcolm.


12 Dec 08 - 02:52 PM (#2513702)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

I have been to see Malcolm tonight and he seemed a lot better.

He is expecting to be allowed to eat tomorrow (Saturday) which will improve him even more I would suspect.

Thanks for all the good wishes - they are appreciated.


12 Dec 08 - 03:07 PM (#2513711)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: PoppaGator

Glad to hear that Malcolm is doing well. I'm quite late putting my two-cents'-worth into this thread, but better late than never.

For VirginiaTam and anyone else who hasn't yet encountered Malcolm, I wanted to post a link to his list of postings, but I don't know how to locate it without first finding a thread to which he has contributed.

Every message in every thread begins with the writer's name in blue ~ as a "clickie." If you click on the name, you get to a list of all of that person's contributions, in reverse chorological order. Access to Malcolm's list would be helpful to anyone who doesn't know him yet; just about ANY randomly-selected message will be an example of some really erudite folk scholarship.

Joe, elf, clone, whoever: can you link us to Malcolm's message-list?
Done. -Joe-

Posts from Malcolm Douglas


12 Dec 08 - 03:16 PM (#2513718)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: catspaw49

Malcolm's Postings

Good idea Poppa...


Spaw


12 Dec 08 - 04:11 PM (#2513759)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: PoppaGator

Thanks, to both Joe and 'spaw.

I'd still like to know how I could have done that myself ~ probably to do whatever 'spaw did. (Joe could well be using some kind of insider's trick not availabel to us peons.)


12 Dec 08 - 04:25 PM (#2513776)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: JohnB

Give him all the best from Canada too Dave.
JohnB


12 Dec 08 - 04:35 PM (#2513789)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Charley Noble

Please add my encouragement for a speedy but complete recovery. Malcolm has been an incredible resource here at the Mudcat Forum.

Charley Noble


12 Dec 08 - 05:37 PM (#2513834)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Little Robyn

Wow! 8779 posts since July 1999.
That's brilliant Malcolm.
Hurry and get better - we miss you here.
Robyn


12 Dec 08 - 06:09 PM (#2513864)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

I tooka a moment or two to look at some of the posts. I recommend anyone to do the same.

Here's my favourite from the first page!! The problem isn't important - but look at that answer.

For what it's worth (if there is any connection, it's pretty tenuous), the Montreal Family Herald and Weekly Star ran a regular feature, 'Old Favourites', from 1895 to 1968, and apparently published two folio anthologies (1898 and 1900), though under what titles I don't know. For more on the column and the songs it included, see Edith Fowke, "Old Favourites": A Selective Index in Canadian Journal for Traditional Music, 7, 1979.

Now who dare contradict that!!!


12 Dec 08 - 06:56 PM (#2513905)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: katlaughing

Poppa..it's pretty easy, actually. Just go to the Quick Links up top, click to get the Drop Down Menu, then scroll down to Old Adv. Forum Search, follow that, put the user name in the appropriate box and voila!

FolkieDave, that sounds good! Still sending good wishes from Colorado!


13 Dec 08 - 06:17 AM (#2514172)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Wyrd Sister

Or How about this one?

"In fact they have 79 variants of Den vonde stjukmori, but only two refer to Moderen under Mulde in their notes. I wish, sometimes, that I understood Norwegian; I am assuming for the moment that this is The Wicked Stepmother, but I can't find a definition of stjukmori anywhere..."

From 2001


13 Dec 08 - 07:11 AM (#2514191)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,andymac

Like many others here, I've never met Malcolm but stand in awed admiration at his knowledge and recall.
Whenever I am looking for some background on a song variant, I have one or two people I ask in person but towering about even them is Malcolm.

Glad to hear you're improving, just keep improving and get well soon.

Andymac (Scotland and Norway)


13 Dec 08 - 07:40 AM (#2514195)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,Ralphie

It's getting pretty obvious that Malcolms illness is reaching out across the globe.
How wonderful is that?
Would that any of the rest of us could have the same response.
Come on Malc. Get better soon.
It's not just your knowledge, It's your all encompassing friendship the is so important.
I just hope that Christmas treats you well.
Ralphie.
(Don't bother about the Card and the Present this year....It's fine!!!)


13 Dec 08 - 08:09 AM (#2514210)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: catspaw49

Actually Ralphie, the 'Cat has a long history of this kind of thing dating back to even before Malcolm arrived here. Here was the first almost ten years ago and perhaps a less deserving 'Catter....

Malcolm is the latest and I am so glad to hear he's getting better! Maybe it is all just smoke and mirrors but the good thoughts and prayers of so many humane and wonderful people sure as hell can't hurt and I tell ya' what.......it may just be that little extra that gets us over the hump. Works for me (on numerous occasions!).................

Spaw


13 Dec 08 - 05:39 PM (#2514552)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: DMcG

I've just logged into Mudcat for the first time in a few days, so have only just learned about this. I can only echo what everyone else has said. Malcolm has been a great help to me on this site and others and it is excellent news to hear he seems to be responding to treatment. Malcolm, just take things easy for a while. We will muddle through somehow and then you can have the pleasure of sorting all our mistakes out when you get back!


13 Dec 08 - 05:50 PM (#2514561)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,Jon

Ditto to all Dave McG said above.


15 Dec 08 - 02:32 AM (#2515490)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,jOhn

Get well soon.


jOhn


15 Dec 08 - 07:49 AM (#2515654)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: A Wandering Minstrel

Just found this. Best wishes Malcolm and hope you are better soon.


15 Dec 08 - 01:31 PM (#2516006)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

Up date Monday 6.00 pm


15 Dec 08 - 01:36 PM (#2516011)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

Let me try that again.

Update Monday Decembeer 15th 6.00 pm UK time.

The stent - whereby he can eat - is working its magic and he is feeling a lot better.

Short term - this means he will be going home soon, not fully diagnosed, but well enough. For fairly obvious reasons the less people in hospital at Xmas the better.

His mother went to visit yesterday.

From the locals - once again - many thanks for all your good wishes.


15 Dec 08 - 02:09 PM (#2516044)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: CapriUni

That 'not fully diagnosed' is worrying, let's hope a) the diagnosis is found quickly, and b) it surrenders to treatment and graciously leaves the premises with all due haste.

In the meantime, I give a Yuletide greeting of "Was Hael, Was Hael!" Good Health! Good Health!


16 Dec 08 - 12:20 AM (#2516514)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Lonesome EJ

Get well soon, Malcolm. You're needed here!


16 Dec 08 - 04:56 PM (#2517187)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Folkiedave

Malcolm has been released from health custody.


16 Dec 08 - 05:54 PM (#2517234)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Lighter

Great news! Way to go, Malcolm!


17 Dec 08 - 10:32 AM (#2517801)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Fergie

Hurrah! that is good news.

Happy Christmas Malcolm

Fergus


17 Dec 08 - 10:57 AM (#2517833)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Linda Kelly

Thank the Lord, and also FolkieDave for the updates-have the best Christmas possible Malcolm, and a considerably better New Year than this one! Linda


17 Dec 08 - 11:22 AM (#2517866)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Bryn Pugh

That the Great Mother and the All Father may be praised, now, and ever, and from all ages to all ages.

Convalesce well, Malcolm ; and thank you, Steve and Dave E for keeping us in touch.


17 Dec 08 - 11:39 AM (#2517894)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: katlaughing

That is GREAT news!! Thanks for the updates.


17 Dec 08 - 12:20 PM (#2517951)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: John J

Good show!

JJ


17 Dec 08 - 02:26 PM (#2518119)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Steve Gardham

Brilliant news!
Is there anything we can do to help?

Have a good Christmas, Malcolm.

Cheers, Dave


17 Dec 08 - 02:41 PM (#2518131)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: ClaireBear

O be joyful!

Claire


17 Dec 08 - 03:39 PM (#2518204)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Joe Offer

I'm glad you're out of the hospital, Malcolm. Hope to see you back soon.
-Joe-


17 Dec 08 - 10:40 PM (#2518556)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,Sheila

Dear Malcolm,
Everything said above goes for me, as well. Your erudition is awesome, and you've always responded intelligently and with kindness. I need to think of some new queries, just to hear from you. All the best for the holidays, and wishing you a healthy New Year.
Sheila in New York


15 Apr 09 - 07:27 AM (#2611570)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: Tug the Cox

I've just seen his Obit in the Guardian, 15th April 09. Did I miss it here?


15 Apr 09 - 07:39 AM (#2611577)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: GUEST,PL

From the Guardian here:



Our friend Malcolm Douglas, who has died from cancer aged 54, had many talents, but two in particular brought him to national prominence. He had a compendious knowledge and understanding of traditional folk song (mainly, but not exclusively, English folk song), and he was a renowned illustrator and comic artist. He fell into these contrasting fields by accident, but he treated them with meticulous attention to detail and a professionalism that belied his lack of formal training.

He became an illustrator after volunteering to illustrate a student union newspaper at Sheffield University, and found that people were prepared to pay him to do what had hitherto been a hobby. His illustrations featured in a wide range of comics, of which the best known was Oink; he was also the illustrator of the footballing devilkin Fred the Red, for five years delighting both young and old readers of Manchester United match programmes.

For the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) he revised the evergreen song collection The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, originally edited by Ralph Vaughan Williams and AL Lloyd in 1959. In his new edition, published in 2003 as Classic English Folk Songs, he corrected previous errors and brought to the book a wealth of additional detail. He did the same well-researched and comprehensive review of another of the EFDSS's most successful publications, Marrow Bones (2007), a collection of folk songs from Dorset and Hampshire, originally edited by Frank Purslow. He was working on a third, The Wanton Seed, when he succumbed to illness. He was also well-known among folk-music enthusiasts for his contributions to the online forum The Mudcat Café, where he had posted almost 9,000 detailed answers to questions about the most obscure aspects of folk song and music.

Malcolm was born and brought up in south London, and after attending Trinity School of John Whitgift in Croydon, he went to Sheffield University to study French and English and decided to stay on in the city, which he regarded as his home town.

He was committed to the principle of the people's ownership of their cultural heritage and was involved in many grassroots initiatives, even expressing concern about what he saw as the over-professionalisation of the folk arts. He was co-host at the Red Deer folk club in Sheffield for a decade and was active in regional organisations such as the South Riding Folk Network (SRFN) and Yorkshire Folk Arts, maintaining websites for both organisations, editing the SRFN magazine and designing the South Yorkshire folk magazine Stirrings.

Malcolm was also a performer, playing the fiddle, mandolin and cittern with various concert and dance bands, and was a familiar figure at music sessions in and around Sheffield.

He is survived by his mother, Sylph, and his brother, Ian.

   


15 Apr 09 - 08:01 AM (#2611590)
Subject: RE: Malcolm Douglas ill
From: SINSULL

Here is the obituary thread:
thread.cfm?threadid=119593
    I'm going to close this thread to avoid confusion.
    Please follow the link to the obituary thread.
    -Joe Offer-