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Posted By: GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie
23-Nov-13 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Brian Dawson (22 Nov 2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: Brian Dawson (22 Nov 13)
I can't claim to have known Brian well apart from to talk to and smile at, as our paths didn't cross that much apart from at Sidmouth and Whitby, but I did hear him sing several times in recent years, and certainly had discussion with him about Percy Grainger and his collecting since the topic had some bearing on what I have been up to. I can only echo what everyone else has said ... a gentleman in every sense of the word, with a twinkle in his eye and quite a sense of humour as far as I could tell. Richard,I last heard him singing at Whitby this year, and will send you a couple of photos (not particularly my best) that I took of him singing in the Lincolnshire concert in the Rifle club. I don't know whether you have found the couple of Youtube videos of Brian in action Richard, but this one of Brian singing "Granny's come home from the fair" is probably the one with the best resolution in terms of picture.

A great loss to us all - my condolences to family and friends.