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Thread #152811   Message #3578342
Posted By: Pete Jennings
23-Nov-13 - 09:28 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Brian Dawson (22 Nov 2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: Brian Dawson (22 Nov 13)
D'you know, I've been following this thread with a nagging suspicion that I'd met Brian somewhere along the way. Over the past few days a memory has slowly been forming of a singaround session at the St. Neots FC Festival when there was this quiet bloke, a stranger to me, sat at the back and playing accordian and singing when it was his turn.

Amongst other songs, I played Lord Franklyn and at the end of the session said stranger came over to say how he'd enjoyed my version. So we got talking about the song and then about how he had travelled from Lincolnshire for the day, which I thought was amazing. Nice bloke, good player, good singer. Could that have been Brian?

So I dug out my little black book to discover that I'd played Lord Franklyn in two consecutive Festivals. Judi was with me in 2003, so it must have been 2002. But did I have any hard evidence?

Turning to "D" in my "folkie" address book there it is: Brian Dawson, complete with his address in Washingborough and his telephone number.
Vic's photo confirmed it. My memory is correct, I've met Brian Dawson.

RIP.

Pete.