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BanjoRay Obit: 2014 Dave Howes-singer, concertina, whistle (8) Obit: Dave Howes 13 Dec 14


Dave Howes, singer, concertina and whistle player died in Doncaster on Tuesday 9th December.

He featured on an LP by Canny Fettle back in the 70's called Trip To Harrogate, and was credited by the Dransfields as a source of the tune of Rout Of The Blues.
I knew Dave as a regular at the Doncaster tune (and occasional song) session in the Ukrainian club, Becket Road every Monday night, though I believe he'd previously lived in Harrogate and York. He worked as a social worker before he retired.
He was an endless source of many fine tunes, and had one of the best voices I've heard for folk song delivery.
He wrote many tunes which he played at our session and we were provided with privately published copies of three volumes called "Buttons, Bellows,and Beer", which I would like to see more widely available.

Does anyone have more information about his music life?

Thanks
Ray


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