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Scotus Duncan Williamson: Stroke (Nov 2007) (53* d) RE: Duncan Williamson: Stroke (Nov 2007) 11 Nov 07


This was posted to Springthyme contacts by Pete Shepheard:

Duncan Williamson
Storyteller and ballad singer: Born April 11, 1928, Died November 8, 2007 age 79.

Many will already have heard the sad news that Scotland's great ballad singer and storyteller Duncan Williamson has died after a stroke. Duncan was in hospital in Kirkcaldy for a few days after suffering the stroke which affected his right side and lost him the power of speech and he passed away early in the morning of Thursday 8th November.

His funeral will take place in Strathmiglo Church, Kirk Wynd, Strathmiglo, Fife on Tuesday 13 November at 2.00pm.

Duncan's contribution to the storytelling revival has been immense and he had an important repertoire of traditional Scots ballads and folksongs. Numerous books of traditional tales compiled by Duncan and his second wife Linda have been published worldwide. He has travelled widely since the 1970s taking his storytelling and ballad singing throughout Europe and to the USA.

Jack


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