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Obit: Iain MacKintosh (1932-2006)

28 Aug 06 - 08:43 AM (#1820637)
Subject: Obit: Iain MacKintosh
From: Effsee

I Have just recieved this sad news from The Stoneyport Agency. For those of you unfamiliar of this great man see: http://www.folkworld.de/15/e/iain.html
RIP and condolences to his family.


28 Aug 06 - 09:05 AM (#1820652)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh
From: GUEST,weerover

Sorry to hear of Iain's passing. I met him on several occasions and he was a delightful man who had a knack for finding unusual songs and putting his own flavour in them.

wr


28 Aug 06 - 09:12 AM (#1820657)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh
From: Charley Noble

Sad to hear this. I was only able to hear Iain sing once here in the States.

I would hope that his family and friends would organize an appropriate singing memorial service.

Charley Noble


28 Aug 06 - 11:02 AM (#1820726)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh
From: Dita

Just been called with the news. I've lost a pal.

Charley - even better than that, the Stirling FC's held a celebration of Iain's life last year, with Iain and family in attendance.

I'm sure the Star in Glasgow and others will mark his passing.

I or others will keep you posted. He has a lot of pals here.

love, John McCreadie.


28 Aug 06 - 12:20 PM (#1820767)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: andymac

John, I just had a call from Lorna to tell me. I'm still shocked in spite of it being expected.I've lost someone I had the highest regard for and it won't be the same without him around.

I was talking to someone about him just last weekend and now he's gone. Sad day indeed...

Andy McInally


28 Aug 06 - 01:16 PM (#1820807)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST

Fabulous musician....another treasure gone to dust. All we have left are recordings.


28 Aug 06 - 04:35 PM (#1820958)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Susanne (skw)

Rest in peace, Iain.


28 Aug 06 - 05:11 PM (#1821000)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Bonnie Shaljean

So so SO sorry to learn of this. We played at the same gig years ago and I've always remembered being simply blown away by him - his talent, his voice, his songs, the man himself, everything. The heavenly choir racks up yet another brilliant singer -

R.I.P.


28 Aug 06 - 05:15 PM (#1821007)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Naemanson

This is one of those we mourn who I have actually met. He sang at the Chocolate Church several years ago when I was working as a volunteer. A lovely evening. He seemed so gentle and yet there was another side to him that was hidden under there.

My condolences to his family.


28 Aug 06 - 05:17 PM (#1821010)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: RoyH (Burl)

I agree with Bonnie. I admired his artistry, and enjoyed being in his company. Another good man gone too soon. Sincere condolences to his family.


28 Aug 06 - 06:47 PM (#1821085)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,scotus (minus cookie)

The last time I shared a stage with Iain was for a Christmas fund-raiser during the miners' strike in 1982, although I saw him again at Crail folk club about five years ago. Like others I knew this was on the cards - but still a terrible loss. But I'll bet that he'll have found Hamish (Imlach) by now and there will be some great music up there!

Jack


28 Aug 06 - 07:08 PM (#1821101)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Red

He was the first person that I saw in a 'folk' venue. I loved him immediately and totally connected with his music. Very sad to hear this news. He was my way in to folk songs.


28 Aug 06 - 07:16 PM (#1821112)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Geordie-Peorgie

What awfully sad news!

I met Iain but once, at a Marske Folk Club near Redcar - I was doing a world tour of floor spots prior to leaving the Navy and Iain was the guest.

I had had a really bad experience the night before in Sunderland with a drunken club organiser who delighted in telling me how crap I was and I told Iain I was on the verge of knocking it on the head and going home.

He listened to my 'floor spot' and (as we were both staying at the hotel where the club was based) afterwards in the bar he told me that (in his opinion) I had wowed the audience that night and he was worried about following my 'spot' as I'd played & sang so well.

A fortnight later I was booked to play at the Redcar Folk Festival and had one or two calls from club organisers in the North on Iain's recommendation.

I never got to see him again due to him being around Scotland & the North Of England and me being in Southampton but I treasured the man's wit, charm and advice and am deeply saddened at this news.

If anyone is in touch with Iain's family, please pass on my sincerest condolences and heartfelt gratitude for such a lovely, warm and kind human being - One of nature's gentlemen

Geordie Wilson


28 Aug 06 - 07:30 PM (#1821128)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,MC Fat

I'm devastated. I brought Ian down to Buckinghamshire in the late 70's he stayed in my house and was a gem of a man.


28 Aug 06 - 07:41 PM (#1821133)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST

..."and yet there was another side to him that was hidden under there" ...

too bloody true ...


28 Aug 06 - 07:46 PM (#1821135)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: The Badger

A sad loss. I had the privilige to introduce him at several clubs over the years and he was always fascinating to listen to. One of the few guests all the organisers would stay in to listen to! He had a wide range of material and the knack of getting the best out of a song.

The Badger


28 Aug 06 - 11:34 PM (#1821310)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Songster Bob

Jennifer and I played host to Iain on about three occasions when he was touring the eastern US several years ago, and there wasn't a nicer, less-intrusive guest in the world. Always a good word, always knowledgeable without being pompous or stand-offish, and just an all-'round good guy. The last time he was here, we watched a Billy Connelly comedy broadcast together, both families (his wife was with him this time, as I recall), and we all got the jokes, but thought Connelly used the fucking F-word too much.

I wish I knew half the songs Iain knew, and even more wish that I could put a song over one-tenth as well. I wish he had come through our part of the world more often and more recently. He will be missed.


Bob Clayton
(& Jennifer Woods)


29 Aug 06 - 02:59 AM (#1821405)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Boab

One of the sad things about being an "exile" ---too many times the passing of old friends is learned from the threads of Mudcat. Danny Kyle--Hamish Imlach--Alec Atterson--Cyril Tawney; and now Iain.How the folkscene changes, and not aye for the better. Never can be the same without them. I'll follow on some day,Iain---and I won't bring the bodhran---I promise, old Pal!


29 Aug 06 - 07:11 AM (#1821503)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,DaveS at Work

Very sorry to hear this. It was always a pleasure to book Iain at your club as he was ever the most hard working, true professional that you could hope to meet. RIP


29 Aug 06 - 08:28 AM (#1821551)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Effsee

From Ian Green of Greentrax :

As most of you know, that lovely man Iain MacKintosh died in Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, early on Monday morning. Another sad loss to the Scottish music scene.

What you may not know is that the funeral is at Daldowie Crematorium, Nr Uddingston, at 11.45a.m. on Friday, 1st September.


29 Aug 06 - 12:30 PM (#1821776)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar

Words amost fail me. Iain was one of our treasures, such a fine man and a fine interpreter. I never heard an unkind word from him - or about him! Appalling news.


29 Aug 06 - 12:50 PM (#1821788)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: theballadeer

I think many of us knew that he had been ill for sometime. But that he was a private man. I received an anonymous email about 3 years ago encouraging me to write Iain, as he liked hearing from people. The email also stated not to expect a reply. Well, Iain did reply. He said he missed the music, but not the driving. A sad loss.

Nick


29 Aug 06 - 01:32 PM (#1821830)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Germany

Very sad news, indeed.
I've been lucky enough to see Iain and Hamish very often at the end of the 80's in Germany. I loved those concerts, and Iain was always such a gentle and endearing person.

RIP


29 Aug 06 - 01:41 PM (#1821841)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Leadfingers

WE are now without one of the more tasteful banjo players ! A truly lovely man !


31 Aug 06 - 03:59 AM (#1823306)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST


31 Aug 06 - 05:02 AM (#1823344)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Diva

Just heard....very sad news. he was a lovely gentle soul and I was lucky to see him a fair few times. Always a great night and you came away still singing.


31 Aug 06 - 11:17 AM (#1823613)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Dita

Just puting this back to the top for anyone looking for details of tomorrow - See Effsee's post.

John


31 Aug 06 - 03:32 PM (#1823798)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Honey

You and your music have a place in my heart, Iain. You were a friend. I already miss you.


31 Aug 06 - 05:29 PM (#1823907)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,ferdispizzapinte.de

Dear Sadie and daughters,

we were very sad as we heard the bad news arriving us during the curry cooking at Toender. Now we are back and thinking about you and your family, listining to Iainīs music and we are sad to have no chance to get to you to make the last way together.
We will sit here tomorrow and have a cup of tea and a small whisky like Iain loved it.
Our mind is with you as all minds of the folks around the world.

From all guys from Ferdis Pizza Pinte

especially Dietmar and Annette


03 Sep 06 - 04:03 PM (#1826124)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST

I am glad I happened to know this very special person.

Life becomes special because of the people you meet.

Iain helped so many people to forget the problems they had in life for some hours.

Looking at the schedule of his last tour in 2000 through Germany, I wonder where he got that energy from. His health was not good at that time already. So many people got the chance to see him again. And many travelled from far to tell him how important he was for them at a special point in time of their life.

People like him keep you moving.


03 Sep 06 - 08:56 PM (#1826277)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Susanne (skw)

Guest, I suppose he went everywhere he was invited on that last tour, in order to say farewell to as many of his fans as possible. And despite his frailty some of those concerts must rank among the best ones he ever did. I agree it was amazing, and he was a very special person. Not a saint by any means - although I just had an eMail where he was called 'oor Messiah wi' the banjo' - but certainly a man you don't meet every day.


04 Sep 06 - 05:57 AM (#1826439)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Obitury today in the Independent.


08 Sep 06 - 01:44 PM (#1830105)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Peter

I heard the sad news on my way back home from this year's Tonder festival - Iain's favourite place to be outside Scotland. Iwill always remember him as a fine gentleman. The quiet man of folk has passed away - your songs and stories will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace, dear, friend.


21 Sep 06 - 01:45 PM (#1840181)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Guest, Brian

I had the pleasure of booking Iain in Germany, and also on his farwell tour, not only that but also had the great pleasure of performing with him with our group togethere with Hamish. A great man has left us but his songs linger on and he will never be forgotten. I hope your singing now up there with Hamish god bless you both.


22 Sep 06 - 06:41 AM (#1840674)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,MC Fat

If anyone is organising a memorial concert put me down to compere !!


23 Sep 06 - 04:51 AM (#1841353)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Susanne (skw)

Got the Living Tradition yesterday, with a lovely piece on Iain by Adam McNaughtan. Did Archie Fisher or Mike Harding mention him? (My soundcard is out of order at present, so if anyone taped it I'd be grateful for a copy.)


27 Sep 06 - 07:13 PM (#1844574)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Susanne (skw)

Refresh


07 Nov 06 - 09:45 AM (#1878251)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland

I know this is late, but I'm sorry that he's past away, up to great folk club in the sky along with Hamish


05 Jul 07 - 07:09 PM (#2095122)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Blue

I got a turntable for my birthday last week and its Iain's LP's i've been playing. Its so very good to hear his voice again, tho sad too. Missed so vety much........still! xxxxx


09 Jul 07 - 06:32 PM (#2098155)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Susanne (skw)

It seems the Star Club in Glasgow is doing a tribute night for Iain on 6 September. Is anyone planning to go? Dita? Scabby? A recording would be too much to hope for, I suppose.


10 Jul 07 - 04:09 AM (#2098442)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: andymac

Susanne,
I'm working over in Norway at the moment but I'm aiming to attend the night at the Star. I'll have a word with Ian Clelland (or ask John or Stevie to do so) at the sound desk and see if he'll help out with a recording for Iain's many German friends...


06 Sep 07 - 05:11 PM (#2142756)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST

Itīs more than a year Iain passed away, but his spirit seems to live on.

I am glad I happened to know this special man.


06 Sep 07 - 07:09 PM (#2142845)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Susanne (skw)

Thank you for reviving this thread, guest. Where did you meet Iain?

And Andy, how did the Star Club night go?


07 Sep 07 - 05:52 AM (#2143139)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: scouse

Hi Suzanne,
    Muriel went to the Concert last night as far as I know. She's stayin' with Big Liz. and should be back sometime today. I'll mail her tomorrow.
As Aye,
Phil.


19 Sep 07 - 05:57 PM (#2152993)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST,Harry

I'm still fighting for both air and words, as I learned only 15 minutes ago that he has left us. It seems that since I've moved to Canada I have lost contact by far too much and even the folk friends in Scotland didn't let me know.
I loved Ian and his art dearly ! Many a night we spent in the British Folk Clubs in Germany, playing in the Pub in Stade or in Hamburg ...

The last time we met was when we were both playing the EXPO in Wilhelmshafen ... I said I'd come to see him in Scotland, but it seems, it wasn't meant to be ...

I'm grateful for every night I got to spend with him and he will always stay with me !

All my love
Harry


20 Sep 07 - 01:09 PM (#2153537)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Geordie-Peorgie

Guest Harry!!

ye should join us on a permanent footin' man!

Ye'll meet lots o' lovely people that ye probably aalready knaah but ye'll meet others who, although ye divvent knaah them, like your good sel' were touched by the magic that wez Iain MacKintosh.

Aah can certainly own up te meetin' (online and in-person) some (now) very dear friends who aah didn't knaah 18 months ago.

Ye owe it te Iain te spread your experience of him with others.

Gan on canny man! Ye knaah ye want tee!


20 Sep 07 - 07:52 PM (#2153875)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Susanne (skw)

Harry, I'll second that. I first met Iain in the Zwiebel in Hamburg in 1987 and would very much like to hear more - not only about Iain - from before that year.

Also, I'm looking for bootlegs of his gigs in order to collect as many of the songs he never put on LP or CD as possible. If anyone can help with that, I can be reached via skw at worldmusic dot de.


21 Sep 07 - 12:09 PM (#2154332)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Tattie Bogle

There is to be a further Tribute to Iain Mackintosh concert in Edinburgh on 3rd November, as part of the 6th Carrying Stream Festival, hosted by Edinburgh Folk Club. For further details go to:
http://www.edinburghfolkclub.org.uk/gigprog.php?month=11&year=2007


07 Aug 10 - 05:09 PM (#2960257)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: GUEST

Time passed by, of course it did.

Itīs almost 4 years since Iain left this world, at least in the way we used to know him.

Some times I wonder were people go when they die.

I like the idea to see people like Iain to appear from time to time in our dreams to remind us of the things which are really important in life. May be he does.


20 Jul 12 - 08:06 PM (#3379402)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
From: Susanne (skw)

Iain would have been 80 today.


21 Jul 12 - 04:37 AM (#3379504)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (1932 - 2006)
From: scouse

Still missed by many, have fond memories of the man... I can never forget the time he bought a round at the Tonder festival and it being Ian McCalmans birthday passed out the Bottle of beers to everyone on the table... How the hell he remembered which bottle was full of water instead of beer I don't know but some shouted "Skol." Bottles where raised and McCalman drank the water!!!!! A great Joker was our Iain.

As Aye,

Phil.


21 Jul 12 - 11:08 AM (#3379570)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (1932 - 2006)
From: Elmore

He did several concerts for our folk music club, and was a joy to work with. A fine performer and a true gentleman.


27 Aug 17 - 04:30 PM (#3873948)
Subject: RE: Obit: Iain MacKintosh (1932 - 2006)
From: GUEST

11 years and Tonder Festival again.

Iains second Christmas every year.

Take care!