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Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005

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Liz the Squeak 11 Nov 05 - 05:17 AM
My guru always said 11 Nov 05 - 05:00 AM
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Wilfried Schaum 11 Nov 05 - 04:10 AM
GUEST,catsPHiddle@work 11 Nov 05 - 04:06 AM
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Wolfgang 08 Nov 05 - 05:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Essex Girl
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 04:17 AM

We saw him off at 9.30. very quiet, just a few close family & friends. We were all too choked to say anything. Thanks to you all for your thoughts and wishes. See you at the wake. I'll start a new thread after Christmas.
Linda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Giok
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 07:44 PM

A remembrance from the USA, and a toast too.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 07:38 PM

As Liz said, a good day for remembering.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dilligaf
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 05:36 PM

A toast was drank to Dave last night by Blossom, Slats and myself,
to the memory of a man who was always there at folk do,s all over. Ready to encourage others and to hold a session together
Love and big hugs Dilligaf (this time I did xx)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 08:29 PM

We miss you Dave. Bon voyage mate.

Love and comfort to Linda and family
Don & Winnie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 06:01 PM

Our thoughts are with you and the family today. It was great to see you on wednesday.

Bright Blessings

~Debs~


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: jacqui.c
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 06:55 AM

I'm thinking of you Linda. We'll raise a glass here later to the man.

All our love.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 06:36 AM

Hmmm...perhaps this is why I couldn't sleep..."a disturbance in the Force,"*smile*, all those thoughts concentrated...am sending some of my own along with thanksgivings.

I would love to buy/donate for a CD, also.

Blessed Be and, in Peace,

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 05:17 AM

Strangely enough, my music is on random shuffle. It's just thrown up Chris Gorniak singing 'Blessed Quietness'. Just says it all.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 05:00 AM

Have been thinking here too. Candle lit for Dave.
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Bassic
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:48 AM

In our thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST, The Barden of England at work
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:18 AM

Remembering you today Dave - With grace.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:10 AM

About 08:30 MET, in the train from my home to my office:

Lord
I thank Thee that you gave me the pleasure to be acquainted with Dave Bryant, his songs, his jolly companionship.
Let his soul rest in Thy love and glory.
Amen.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:06 AM

Thinking of you all

Khatt and Micca xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:03 AM

Thinking of you Dave, Linda, Peter. A good day for remembering.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:00 AM

Linda

Thinking of you this morning, will have a pint for David tonight

Nick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 10 Nov 05 - 09:19 PM

A couple of days ago, I was running a fever and signed unto Mudcat, saw this thread, clicked on it and got kicked offline. Then, I tried to find the thread again and couldn't so I had hoped it was a fever dream..no such luck.

I'm so sorry Linda. I didn't really know Dave at all, just enjoyed his posts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 10 Nov 05 - 07:12 PM

In our thoughts tomrrow,9.30 am Friday 11th
bless you Dave,
Wendy and billy xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Wolfgang
Date: 08 Nov 05 - 05:53 AM

He's still alive in my memories, being in a pub in Hull and listening Dave to him singing 'With her head tucked underneath her arm and 'Oh, good ale' and...

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave Masterson
Date: 08 Nov 05 - 04:20 AM

We'll be there Linda - wild horses and all that..
Love Dave & Eileen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: breezy
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 09:45 AM

Am planning on seeing the Tudor Barn, family have been consulted.

Back to the old stomping ground

I recall the crypt in Woolwich too, !L think I organised it for a while.

That was Lesley who was on the door wasnt it?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: jacqui.c
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:55 AM

I would love a copy - donation to Mudcat OK or did Dave have a special charity?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Essex Girl
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:51 AM

George, Dave has already asked some poeple to sing specific songs, but otherwise he liked to hear all good performers, and he would certainly like to have you included. Apart from singers we are hoping to have a large scratch band - Manitas take heed!!
Suzanne, ther aren't any commercial CD's of Dave although he does feature on some very old tapes. We are going to try to transfer as many of these as possible onto CD, and if they turn out OK we will copy them for whoever wants them.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 05:02 PM

I will be there. I did also think of ringing to book a spot and then I thought - like Richard said - that there are others with a far better claim. But they may be reticent about coming forward. Linda, an idea might be that you should make a list of performers you think Dave would like to have at his wake, and then contact them directly.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 04:57 PM

I'll be thinking of Dave on Friday.

Maybe it's too soon to ask, or maybe I overlooked the info, but are there (commercially available) recordings of Dave's singing? I'd like to have both his voice and the kind of songs I heard him sing at Hull to listen to again. (I'm still looking forward to the promised film of the Hull gathering, which ought to feature Dave and Linda, among others - but that belongs in another thread.)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 06:35 AM

Will be there of course!

Am sure this will be a fitting way for us to remember and sing farewell to Dave. During our visit it was obvious that he had put a lot of his heart into planning his wake and this will be just one of my abiding memories of him.

It's maybe an hours drive from here (Leatherhead) but basic space available & lift to & from. Just PM..

Positive thoughts, love & hugs to Linda & Family.
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 10:58 PM

Just looked in on Mudcat a few days ago, for the first time in a month or so. Was planning to check the thread below the line to see how Dave was getting on... [sigh] As many have said, I knew this would be happening, but was hoping it wouldn't be quite so soon. It's taken a couple of days before I felt ready to respond here...

I first met Dave (and Linda) at the 04 Eurogather in Barrow/Hull. They did indeed make a big impression with their singing and their sense of fun. What I will also remember is their generosity -- they were kind enough to let me spend a couple of days with them just a month or two later; fed and watered me well, helped me get back & forth to London from their place, and brought me with them to the folk club at the Tudor Barn for a most enjoyable evening.

From my own experience(s) of Dave (as well as what emerges from reading this thread), the big thing about him was not just his enjoyment of music, mischief, and life in general -- but his desire to share these pleasures with anyone and everyone. He posessed
a real generosity of spirit -- the world could use a few more like that, and is a sadder -- and quieter -- place for his passing.

Thinking of you, Linda. The most difficult thing about sharing your life with Dave must be losing him. My heart goes out to you.

Vikki Appleton Fielden


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Lanfranc
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 10:43 PM

We'll be there!

Alan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 09:14 PM

I wish I could be there.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 06:16 PM

We will be there Linda,will try to arrange a coach from Walton
Billy and wendy x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 05:08 PM

Same goes for us too... spare beds and lifts available.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Joybell
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 04:57 PM

My thoughts and condolences too. Joy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 04:44 PM

Micca and I will be there too...

Our spare bed has been reserved but we still have a double sofa bed if people need a bed for the night.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 02:17 PM

I will attend.

I think there are many others with a better claim to perform.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 01:29 PM

Can't phone easily from here, can someone put my name on the list? Ta! I'll be home after the 16th Nov.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Essex Girl
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 05:22 AM

The wake will take place on Saturday 14th January at the Tudor Barn Eltham. Probably starting about 1pm with a few hymns and sacred music that Dave has requested. There will also be close friends and family reading some pieces about Dave's life. He has written it all down as those who have visited will know. He says 'this bit shouldn't take more than an hour', but knowing many of the stories Dave has inspired this may go on a bit longer. Interruptions, laughter and toasts are all acceptable. Barry Laing of Skinners Rats is taking on the role of MC, so anyone who would like to perform, please contact him and he will sort out a programme.His phone number is 020 8303 6882. There will be a raffle and collection for Charities including the EFDSS, RNLI & IWA. We would like to have the buffet American Supper style, as we have only a rough idea of numbers (But expect lots) I will look after that side (with assistance).
If anyone wants a bed for the night bI have plenty of floor space and the caravan (2 comfortable, 3 friendly) Jude do you want to book it again?
I'll keep you informed, and thanks again for your wonderful messages and sympathy
Linda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,lesley
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 12:08 PM

Sincere condolences to Linda and Peter.I first met Dave in the crypt of St Marys Church more years ago than I want to admit to!
Goodnight, Godbless


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: breezy
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 04:01 PM

I first met Dave at the Rising Sun in Catford south london

What kind of voice is that?

Loud, f...... , loud.

We trawled the scene and he would drag me into various pubs and immediatly make his presence known as he launched into song.

then the pints rolled in.

He boasted of never having any complaints ! cept in those days he dragged out Fiddlers Green and played the guitar

Glad I got him and Linda to come to the Silver cup and later to the spotlight, it had been many years.

His departure was more sudden than I anticipated.

A generous man, who loved life.

Bye Dave, you sure made an impact and left lasting impressions

John Breeze


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 01:29 PM

Dave + boats = hilarity, I already told the story of towing Daves boat when the wheel fell off on the thread that recently closed.
At the Walton Festival a few years ago, Dave had the last laugh when he arrived at the campsite towing boat to use as a caravan! We have a great photo of all the tents under water and a duck waddling up Daves gang plank.You could not make it up!!
Wendy
By the way Jeff , that was me at Chislehurst, I had forgotten.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Dave Earl
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:03 AM

Middle Bar people will have seen this from Tony Day but in case TD doesn't look in I have pasted his words.

"I will never forget the year Dave had a boat at Sidmouth (not sure how he got it there, or whether it was his, or one he had acquired for the week). It was an open clinker built boat of about fifteen feet, if I remember correctly.

In those days the pubs shut for the afternoon, of course (hence the origin of the twice daily Middle Bar sessions) and one afternoon Dave invited me to go out on the boat with him. There were various jokes about the perils of the deep, invading France, etc. - and I'd be very surprised if we didn't have some emergency liquid supplies with us.

We pushed the boat down the shingle up by Port Royal, got in and waited to float off. Which we did not do. The bung was missing from the hole in the bilge and we just grounded a yard or two off shore with damp ankles....

I don't think Dave wrote a song about it and I know I didn't.

Tony"

I hope Tony doesn't mind.

Dave Earl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,Jeff Leewis
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 09:59 AM

This is very sad news. Dave was one of the very first people I knew in the folk scene, 35 years ago. He often turned up in random pubs in South London and played and sang, trying to stimulate interest. He and his singing partner Wendy did a spot at my Brother's Jazz session at Chislehurst, then I often bumped into him at clubs, notably the Bull at Farningham, run by the Crayfolk, and for several years at Dave Coopers club at Catford, where he would announce his entrance by joining in the current chorus in full operatic volume. He was later spotted playing melodeon for Woddard Morris from Farningham. Later , whilst living in Leicester, I encountered him running canal side folk weekends, and hosting the downstairs song session at the EFDSS annual meetings in London. I hadn't seen him for a long time until he re-emerged at Sidmouth last year, and was saddened to see his deterioration this year.
    The Tudor barn will make a fitting venue for a wake, they have made the Downstairs a pub, with some decent ale.
      He was always an eccentric character, but mainly a great enthusiast who would sing anywhere at the drop of a hat, and I am sure that it is his enthusiasm that touched so many, and for which he will be remembered. Jeff


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 09:35 AM

Thanks Wendy, will raise a glass (even though it's early) & spend some time remembering. Love & Hugs to Linda,
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: billybob
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 09:30 AM

I just heard from Linda that Dave will be cremated on Friday 11th at 9.30am.
So we can all raise our glasses and remember how lucky we are to have known him.
Wendy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 07:37 AM

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Although I didn't know Dave very well he always came over as a very vibrant personality. I hope he didn't suffer.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 04:56 AM

There is a spare double bed adn a sofa bed at our place too if people need somewhere to stay. Just let us know.

Khatt


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: GMT
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 03:52 AM

So sorry to hear this news.
My condolences to all Daves family and friends.

Gary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: MBSLynne
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 02:53 AM

The Middle Bar Singers are talking about a crowd going too, as Dave was on the bench in the very early days of the MB. Should be a very good send off.....I should think he'll be able to hear it wherever he is!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 12:40 AM

There should be a space left at Hotel Draper, but I've already got provisional booking for 2 people.. that only leaves the cat basket spare....

Essex Girl, thank you for letting us know what is happening, and please remember that we are here for you, whether in body, posting, mind or spirits, it's what we do. If you need anything, just call.


LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 10:52 PM

Well unless I get the call for my hip op, I shall be there, in fact I would ask them to put the date back if it clashed with this event. Got to be there to pay my respects.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bryant - 29 Oct 2005
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 09:25 PM

The Tudor Barn event will give us the chance to remember Dave and celebrate him. There should be a bunch from Harlow and around. (Derek is working on ensuring that.)


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