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Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)

29 Oct 10 - 12:14 PM (#3018584)
Subject: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: Wolfhound person

Some 'catters will know that it is Ray's birthday at the end of Nov. (26th). This year it is a significant one with a "0" at the end.

Colin tells me that Ray, whilst in reasonable health at present (she certainly looked good to me this pm), is too fragile to contemplate a special event at this time.

However with his agreement, I'm putting out a call for birthday cards, from anywhere you happen to be, but all over the world if possible, sent to her at:
5,Denebank, Monkseaton, WHITLEY BAY, NE25 9AE, UK

He thinks this would really tickle her fancy, and she'd have great fun opening them. I'm putting it out now, as I realise some of you from afar may want to join in.

Any questions - PM me.

Over to you, generous people.

Paws


29 Oct 10 - 12:19 PM (#3018588)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: John MacKenzie

Yaay, great idea. I'm in.


29 Oct 10 - 12:43 PM (#3018613)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: SylviaN

We'll certainly be sending one from deepest, darkest Derbyshire.

Sylvia and Keith


29 Oct 10 - 12:45 PM (#3018615)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: GUEST,999

I`ll get a card in the mail from Canada. Is the spelling of her name correct or is it Rae.

Thanks


29 Oct 10 - 12:54 PM (#3018622)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: Jeri

This Ray Fisher, 999.

I can manage one from New Hampshire, USA.


29 Oct 10 - 01:17 PM (#3018648)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: VirginiaTam

A5 envelope addressed and waiting for me to fill it a card and some other goodies. Just love her Pride of Glencoe. May be because Glencoe is my favourite place in the UK.

Happy birthday Ray.. may happiness and good health attend all your days.


29 Oct 10 - 01:42 PM (#3018675)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: GUEST,999

Thank you for clarifying my confusion, Wolfhound Person. I will get a card in the mail to her this afternoon. Very kind of you.


29 Oct 10 - 02:05 PM (#3018703)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: maeve

Of course, Paws. Thanks for a lovely idea!

Maeve, in Maine


29 Oct 10 - 02:13 PM (#3018710)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

999 wrote:
I will get a card in the mail to her this afternoon.

remember, the birthday isn't until 26 November!
Derek


29 Oct 10 - 02:22 PM (#3018715)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: GUEST,Yvonne

Lovely lady.
Card will be on the way from me in time for 26th November. on


29 Oct 10 - 03:13 PM (#3018758)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: GUEST,Pat Ryan

Great idea. Will do. Pat


29 Oct 10 - 03:16 PM (#3018760)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request
From: GUEST,999

Thank you, Derek. I`m in Quebec, Canada, and sometimes the mails are slooow. I just mailed it.


29 Oct 10 - 06:26 PM (#3018924)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Anne Neilson

I'm sure those who saw Ray at the Ballad Workshop in Glasgow in September will be happy to take this on.
It was such a special day and everyone there felt very privileged.


29 Oct 10 - 06:54 PM (#3018952)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Little Robyn

Hey Julia, we thought Ray was born in 1941 - same year as Martin Carthy and Bob Dylan???
Must remember to post a card at the right time from NZ anyway.
Luv,
Robyn and Mitch


29 Oct 10 - 07:16 PM (#3018963)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Leadfingers

Count me in !


29 Oct 10 - 08:53 PM (#3019014)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: katlaughing

Western Colorado will do here!


30 Oct 10 - 04:50 AM (#3019157)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

Thanks people, I knew you'd rise to the occasion. Please feel free to pass the message on to other people or lists who might want to participate.

There's an intro here:
www.tradmusichall.com/RayFisher.html

for those who would like a biog.

Yes Robyn, the big one really is this year.

Someone further up the postings mentioned "other goodies". For those who don't Ray well, please don't send her any items of food. She doesn't care for chocolate, is diabetic, and is on a very special diet due to the stomach surgery she had a few years ago.
If you really want to add anything, perhaps photos from wherever you are?

Just knowing that people round the world care about her now she can't really sing out in public, and are rooting for her in terms of health, will be an enormous tonic.

I'll keep refreshing this if it doesn't do it by itself

And thanks to the Mudelf who put the deadline in the thread title.

Paws / Julia


30 Oct 10 - 07:27 AM (#3019188)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Little Robyn

Try this one.
More here.


Robyn


30 Oct 10 - 09:39 AM (#3019234)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,andymac

EK Anne, I missed the Ballads club with Ray attending but my wife raved about it after, said it was really quite an occasion. I will make sure there's a card for signing at Lauries tomorrow. The Glasgow branch TMSA AGM, follows on from your Ballads Club session tomorrow and so it might get as many of her Glasgow pals and fans to sign as possible.

Andy


30 Oct 10 - 10:51 PM (#3019711)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: maeve

Refresh...to spread the news.


01 Nov 10 - 09:40 AM (#3020687)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

Refresh - feel free to post on other forums you think appropriate

Paws


01 Nov 10 - 06:15 PM (#3021140)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,moira(flying cat)

Count us in, I'll have a look for piccys, I'm sure we msut have some. M x


02 Nov 10 - 04:12 PM (#3021925)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,booklynrose

The Folk Music Society of NY is having our Festival of Traditional Music, Eisteddfod, this weekend. I will bring a big card and see how many signatures we can fit in. We enjoyed Ray's music many times and are deeply happy that she is still with us.


03 Nov 10 - 03:15 PM (#3022736)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Surreysinger

Definitely sending a card myself. Ray was very encouraging towards me the first time I plucked up the courage to sing at the National Folk Music Festival in Sutton Bonington in a ballad session in 1999 - gave me confidence to feel that I should be singing in public ... try and stop me these days!! :-)


05 Nov 10 - 05:54 AM (#3024114)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

Refresh as reminder - please circulate to any clubs or events where Ray might be known

Paws


05 Nov 10 - 06:21 AM (#3024134)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,Four Fools

What a wonderful idea. Will make sure one wings its way from sunny Lancashire. Ray really is one of my all time favourite people.
Cheers
Angie


07 Nov 10 - 05:12 PM (#3026124)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

refresh


07 Nov 10 - 08:17 PM (#3026274)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,Graham Pirt

First met Ray when I was a floorsinger at the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle in 1963. She was very supportive of my attempts and we've remained friends ever since. She is without doubt one of the greatest ladies of folk - and beyond. Card will be on its way.


08 Nov 10 - 09:23 AM (#3026600)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Les in Chorlton

Managed by Matthew from The Beech last week. Great idea, trust Ray continues to get better

L in C#


08 Nov 10 - 12:19 PM (#3026789)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: open mike

She is sister to Archie Fisher....from a musical family....


11 Nov 10 - 06:31 PM (#3029814)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: katlaughing

Just made a card from Sunny Colorado, but after reading more of her bio, I am off to add a couple of things. Will get it sent out, tomorrow.


12 Nov 10 - 03:49 AM (#3030092)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wheatman

One to go from Whittlesey, to arrive in good time. Ray stayed with us in Stevenage in the '70s,fond memories. Brian and Christine


21 Nov 10 - 06:42 AM (#3037264)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

Last call: it's this coming Friday

Paws


21 Nov 10 - 01:20 PM (#3037432)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Herga Kitty

Thanks Julia - I was hoping you'd refresh the thread soon!

Kitty


23 Nov 10 - 04:00 AM (#3038490)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,George Henderson

Card mailed from Ireland today which should arrive in time. Getting really close to cut off point now folks.

A really long time since I heard this lovely lady sing live although I listen to some of her recordings regularly.

I really hope she has a good day on Friday.


23 Nov 10 - 09:10 AM (#3038632)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,moira(flyingcat)

In the post!


23 Nov 10 - 01:53 PM (#3038832)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Herga Kitty

Posted yesterday....

Kitty


23 Nov 10 - 02:30 PM (#3038856)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: John MacKenzie

Posted today


23 Nov 10 - 07:07 PM (#3039054)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST

signed one in Beverley yesterday


23 Nov 10 - 07:14 PM (#3039058)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: maeve

Two headed out from Maine will extend Ray's birthday celebration.

Maeve


24 Nov 10 - 06:54 PM (#3039905)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Herga Kitty

Refresh before last UK posting day...

Kitty


26 Nov 10 - 04:34 AM (#3040660)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Herga Kitty

It's today - I hope Ray is having a grand day and enjoying reading the cards!

Kitty


26 Nov 10 - 05:16 AM (#3040687)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: John MacKenzie

I would love to see her face as all the cards roll in.

Happy Birthday Ray, you are an inspiration to us all.

John x


26 Nov 10 - 08:54 AM (#3040787)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

Colin tells me that Ray has been overwhelmed at your generous response and is having enormous fun opening all the cards and reading all the messages.

He says that they are both really grateful: obviously Ray can't respond to each individual message though she would love to, so please take this as a big thank you to all of you got in touch one way or another.

It sounds like a great day is being had.

Mission accomplished.

Paws


26 Nov 10 - 11:02 AM (#3040865)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,moira(flying cat)

give her very gentle hugs from me when you next see her ((((XXX)))


26 Nov 10 - 01:00 PM (#3040935)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Surreysinger

Darn it - I had a reminder marked up in my diary, and still didn't manage to post one... so will send a belated card instead. Happy Birthday from me as well.


26 Nov 10 - 03:12 PM (#3040995)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Little Robyn

And I see Eliza Carthy has produced a baby girl today as well.
Happy birthday all round.
Robyn


26 Nov 10 - 04:10 PM (#3041028)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: katlaughing

Mine went out just last week, so she will have another extended one coming her way. Hope her day has been a good one.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

kat


26 Nov 10 - 05:46 PM (#3041075)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: SylviaN

I hope someone got Ray some cream for those sore fingers after opening all the cards. Hope the one Keith and I sent arrived in time - no doubt more will land on her door mat tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Ray. xxx


27 Nov 10 - 04:08 AM (#3041292)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

I can't get to see Ray because of the weather (well, I could, just, but it wouldn't be sensible use of the roads in current conditions) but I have asked Colin if he can take a photo of her with her cards. If I get one I'll put it on Flickr or somewhere.

Paws


27 Nov 10 - 09:44 AM (#3041384)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: GUEST,moira(flying cat)

Thanks, that would be great.


27 Nov 10 - 10:28 AM (#3041400)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

Another batch of cards arrived today (Sat) and I am promised a photo!

Paws


27 Nov 10 - 12:17 PM (#3041451)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: John MacKenzie

Oh I want to see her wee face. Wonderful stuff.


01 Dec 10 - 03:55 PM (#3044414)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wolfhound person

A picture of the lady, with the 85 cards that had arrived by Monday's post, can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45841739@N06/5224151465/

.....for those interested. See if you can spot yours!

Paws


01 Dec 10 - 04:00 PM (#3044417)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: maeve

Thank you so much, Julia. That's a beautiful photograph.

Maeve


01 Dec 10 - 04:15 PM (#3044428)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Herga Kitty

Here's Julia's link as a blue clicky ... think I might have spotted mine, but there are so many...!

Kitty


01 Dec 10 - 04:33 PM (#3044443)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: John MacKenzie

Lovely pic, thanks for letting us see it.


02 Dec 10 - 03:54 AM (#3044691)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Little Robyn

I see mine - on the far right of the picture. It is a home-made card and has a photo of Ray, wearing black and I'm standing beside her.
It was taken at the Auckland Folk Festival in January 2001, when Ray, Colin, Johnny and a bunch of Northumbrian pipers toured New Zealand. Colin is hidden by one of the cards in front.
I hope she had a lovely day but I can't believe she's reached 70.
Robyn


02 Dec 10 - 11:32 AM (#3044974)
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher - birthday request (deadline 26 Nov)
From: Wheatman

great picture I am there on the right in my Green Man/ strawbear garb