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Obit: Ralph Jordan (1954-2014)

Vic Smith 01 Jan 14 - 06:40 PM
McGrath of Harlow 01 Jan 14 - 07:14 PM
Noreen 01 Jan 14 - 07:27 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 01 Jan 14 - 09:21 PM
My guru always said 02 Jan 14 - 03:19 AM
Dave the Gnome 02 Jan 14 - 04:38 AM
Waddon Pete 02 Jan 14 - 04:56 AM
GUEST,Mick Tems, cookieless 02 Jan 14 - 04:56 AM
GUEST,nickp cookieless 02 Jan 14 - 04:57 AM
Leadfingers 02 Jan 14 - 05:09 AM
GUEST,henryp 02 Jan 14 - 05:29 AM
Will Fly 02 Jan 14 - 06:40 AM
Vic Smith 02 Jan 14 - 07:14 AM
GUEST,Black belt caterpillar wrestler 02 Jan 14 - 07:57 AM
The Sandman 02 Jan 14 - 08:52 AM
GUEST,John from "Elsies Band" 02 Jan 14 - 11:03 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 02 Jan 14 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,Geoff Wooff of the " Finger's Galore" band. 02 Jan 14 - 01:14 PM
RTim 02 Jan 14 - 01:46 PM
Anne Lister 02 Jan 14 - 02:00 PM
Howard Jones 02 Jan 14 - 02:20 PM
Stilly River Sage 02 Jan 14 - 02:29 PM
RoyH (Burl) 02 Jan 14 - 03:03 PM
Richard Mellish 02 Jan 14 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,Ed 02 Jan 14 - 03:54 PM
GUEST,Jack Blandiver (aka Sean Breadin / Sedayne) 02 Jan 14 - 04:31 PM
GUEST,Adri Wells 02 Jan 14 - 04:32 PM
GUEST,Molly Barrett 02 Jan 14 - 04:38 PM
McGrath of Harlow 02 Jan 14 - 05:06 PM
Andy Jackson 02 Jan 14 - 05:50 PM
Steve Shaw 02 Jan 14 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,Pigstrings 02 Jan 14 - 08:28 PM
Janie 02 Jan 14 - 08:49 PM
treewind 03 Jan 14 - 03:39 AM
Nigel Paterson 03 Jan 14 - 04:52 AM
Vic Smith 03 Jan 14 - 06:11 AM
GUEST,Mick Ryan 03 Jan 14 - 06:15 AM
Max Johnson 03 Jan 14 - 06:18 AM
GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie 03 Jan 14 - 06:19 AM
GUEST, topsie 03 Jan 14 - 06:22 AM
treewind 03 Jan 14 - 06:31 AM
Fiery Dragon 03 Jan 14 - 06:34 AM
GUEST,Pat Ryan 03 Jan 14 - 06:42 AM
doc.tom 03 Jan 14 - 06:47 AM
GUEST 03 Jan 14 - 06:56 AM
GUEST,Mick and Debs Ryan 03 Jan 14 - 07:02 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 03 Jan 14 - 07:04 AM
My guru always said 03 Jan 14 - 07:20 AM
Mick Tems 03 Jan 14 - 07:26 AM
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Subject: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 06:40 PM

Just before Christmas, I received a message to say that Ralph Jordan had a fall and had broken his hip.
Today came a message from Gareth Kiddier which indicated that things had taken a turn very much for the worse.
A message from Sheena. Ralphie has been transferred to ICU and his organs appear to be failing. Please hold them both in your thoughts at this difficult time.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 07:14 PM

Bad to hear that. I hope very much things get better rapidly.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Noreen
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 07:27 PM

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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 09:21 PM

I am gutted. Saw the notices on Facebook, the first of them worrisome enough, the second truly devastating. Lovely blithe-spirited Ralphie, one of my first friends on the folk scene when I was a stranger newly arrived in London.

2014, this is NOT a good start. I expect you to treat beloved friends more kindly than 2013 did. You can just stop shadow-boxing with us RIGHT. NOW.

Ralphie, hang tight and stay with us. Love you ...


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 03:19 AM

Oh my goodness, dreadful news. Sending positive thoughts for Ralphie!


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 04:38 AM

Positive vibes for Ralphie here as well.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 04:56 AM

We are with you Ralph. Keep fighting.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Mick Tems, cookieless
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 04:56 AM

Ralphie always contributes posts to Mudcat in a most positive, friendly way; it was him who cleaned up and "de-scratched" the Phil Tanner "Gower Nightingale" recordings and presented Veteran Records with a brilliant, up-to-date reproduction which would have made Phil proud, worthy of a commemorative CD.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,nickp cookieless
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 04:57 AM

Oh no! Hang on in there Ralphie!
Nick


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 05:09 AM

NOT good news to start the year with !


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 05:29 AM

Best wishes to Ralph. Desperately hoping for good news.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Will Fly
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 06:40 AM

I'll second that.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 07:14 AM

a photo of Ralph performing at the Royal Oak in Lewes in 2009


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 07:57 AM

Definitely not the way to start the year.
All best wishes possible headed your way Ralphie.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 08:52 AM

get well soon


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,John from "Elsies Band"
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 11:03 AM

We, and I`m sure, all who remember Ralphie at "Elsie`s" wish him a speedy recovery.

John


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 12:47 PM

Gareth Kiddier has written the following on Ralphie's Facebook page. I have no words.

Ralph has been on life support for over 24 hours now. He is peaceful and being well cared for, but may be fading. Sheena remains with him at the hospital. She asks that, if you know of friends who might not see this, you let them know.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Geoff Wooff of the " Finger's Galore" band.
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 01:14 PM

Ralph.... my very best wishes for a good recovery.

Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: RTim
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 01:46 PM

I've never really met Ralph, but I know of his work, etc.. However I am still hope and wishing and thinking of him today. Let's hear some more from you friend!!

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Anne Lister
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 02:00 PM

So very sorry to read this - can hardly believe it. Sending love and healing wishes and hoping for better news.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Howard Jones
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 02:20 PM

Hard to believe - I only heard this morning. Fingers crossed.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 02:29 PM

I also have never met him but over the years have enjoyed hearing some of his work. My best wishes to Ralphie and his loved ones.

Maggie


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 03:03 PM

thoughts and prayers going out to you Ralphie. Roy


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 03:29 PM

No, don't go! Stay with us!

Richard


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 03:54 PM

I've never met you. Mind you, anyone who loves 'The Slow Train' has a big tick in my book!

I won't send 'healing vibes' or light a candle for you, because, as I'm sure you'd concur, such things are utter crap.

Anyway, although you probably won't read this, all the very best.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Jack Blandiver (aka Sean Breadin / Sedayne)
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 04:31 PM

Very sorry to hear this. Ralphie turned up with his trusty duet a few years back at our old session at The Moorbrook in Preston. We talked for a while before it twigged we knew each other via Mudcat. An emotional moment - we even hugged! Top geezer.

Please get well soon, Ralphie - so we can meet again.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Adri Wells
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 04:32 PM

This is very sad news. I was great friends with Ralph back in the 70s when we formed his first band 'Peartree', but over the years lost touch, despite him being Best Man at my wedding to Teresa in 1975. I just happened to google his name this evening after my sister mentioned him, and this is the news I found.
Best wishes to him and those close to him.

Adri


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Molly Barrett
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 04:38 PM

I doubt you remember me from years ago in Kipper Family days, Ralph, but your spark and gentle energy has remained with me. If I can bounce it back to you and yours with interest, I shall be glad.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 05:06 PM

Very worrying, but not "sad" so far, and let's hope it won't be. Only a couple of years ago I was in intensive care and my people were told my organs were failing and there wasn't much chance.

Hang on in there Ralphie!


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 05:50 PM

Thanks for the positive thought McG. Organs failing means they are still working and I'm sure he is getting the best of care. We can only stay positive, meanwhile hang in there Ralphie. See you in the Radway.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 06:05 PM

I enjoy Ralph's contributions here greatly. All the very best from me.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Pigstrings
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 08:28 PM

I well remember Ralph from the days of Crows and Silas, and his many stints as soundman par excellence at the Bracknell South Hill Park festivals of the late '70s and early '80s. All very best wishes for a swift and full recovery.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Janie
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 08:49 PM

Like Stilly, I don't know Ralphie but have always appreciated his contributions. Sending good thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: treewind
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 03:39 AM

What everyone else said. Hang in there Ralphie, get better and there's a lot of us hoping to see you again soon!
Anahata


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 04:52 AM

Coming very late to this thread. Returned yesterday from NC.
I wish Ralph a complete recovery. I owe him much. He very patiently eased me through two recording sessions in 2005 when I was not in good shape, physically & mentally. Without his skill & incredibly relaxed attitude, those recordings would not have been useable. That he is now so threatened & in pain is most distressing to read. Get better, wholly & completely, dear man.
       In my thoughts,
                               Nigel.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:11 AM

from Dan Quinn

My old friend and erstwhile musical partner Ralph Jordan died this morning. He was like none other. An incredible musician and great company. Never to be forgotten.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Mick Ryan
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:15 AM

I've only just heard about this. Terrible news. I had only just heard when 'The Capriol Suite' came on the radio. Ralph plays that beautifully on the concertina. Spooky coincidence.
We'll be thinking of him.
Mick (and Debs) Ryan.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Max Johnson
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:18 AM

I've only just seen this. I've known Ralphie for thirty-five years, but he's far too young for this sort of thing to be threatening him. He was a catalyst in setting-up our Threadbare Consort re-union. Always there. Always helping people. Hang in there and get better, Ralphie.


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Subject: Obit: Ralph Jordan (3 Jan 2014)
From: GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:19 AM

I'm sad to have to report that Ralphie, who was my very close friend, and musical partner for oh too short a time, passed away this morning peacefully at 3.50 am in hospital with his partner Sheena, and his sister by his bed. He had had a fall which his GP suspected had resulted in a fractured pelvis. This proved not to be the case, but while in hospital he was found to be suffering from dangerously low sodium levels ... and this was the reason for his slow decline, and it appears many of the other medical problems which he had had over the last couple of years. Once there is more news regarding funeral etc, I will pass them on.

RIP Ralphie ... so sad at this moment.

Irene Shettle


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:22 AM

Though I doubt he would even have remembered me, I really am deeply unhappy at this news. What price a happy new year now?


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: treewind
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:31 AM

RIP Ralphie.
Sad to see you go. It's been a pleasure to know you.
Thanks for good company and lovely music.
Anahata


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Fiery Dragon
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:34 AM

I'm so sorry to hear this. We'll miss his excellent concertina playing and his lovely personality, especially at the Radway in Sidmouth where we would have been hoping to see him at the reunion in February.

Anne and Chris


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Pat Ryan
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:42 AM

So sorry to hear this.
RIP Ralphie. X


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: doc.tom
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:47 AM

RIP Ralphie. The best accompanist on the scene. A master technician. A brilliantly creative musician. A delight to have worked with. A good friend to have known. How you will be missed - but so fondly remembered.
Tom & Barbara


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 06:56 AM

Oh dear, I'm so sad to hear this. What a loss. One of the best Duet players I know. Lots of love to Sheena at this time.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Mick and Debs Ryan
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 07:02 AM

I don't know what to say about this. Ralph will be very much missed by very many people. As so many have remarked, he was a real artist as a musician. It was an honour to work with him. Much more importantly, he was a really nice, good hearted, bloke. In the end, that is what really matters.
Like everyone else, I feel very sad about this. For all that he always showed a sunny nature in public, Ralph was a sometimes troubled soul. At least now he can rest in peace.
Love.

Mick and Debs Ryan.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 07:04 AM

Heartbroken. Just heartbroken, can't even think what to write. Rest in peace, Ralphie. Then play up a storm in heaven with all too many other departed friends.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 07:20 AM

So very sorry to hear this news, candle lit at Old Keepers.


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: Mick Tems
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 07:26 AM

Dear Ralphie - I'm shocked and utterly shattered. Goodnight, old friend - but why did you have to go so soon?


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Subject: RE: Ralph Jordan - seriously ill
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 07:35 AM

Very sad news to start the new year.... RIP
Derek


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