Doreen Henderson Fiona Heywood Fri, 06/03/2022 - 16:00

Doreen and her husband Bryan were the last survivors of the pioneer leadership. They kept the folk-fire burning – never deviating from the original family concept and ideal that folk music is about people and community as well as about songs.

Doreen Henderson, daughter of Jack Elliott and a member of the Elliott family of Birtley, passed away on 20 March 2022 at the age of 94.

Norma Waterson - 15 August 1939 - 30 January 2022 Fiona Heywood Tue, 03/29/2022 - 11:26

She lived a long and happy life, her unforgettable voice inspiring countless others and creating a passion for song in several generations of singers, all over the world

Much loved singer Norma Waterson died on 30 January 2022 at the age of 82 after a spell in hospital with pneumonia.  She lived a long and happy life, her unforgettable voice inspiring countless others and creating a passion for song in several generations of singers, all over the world.

Barry Coope Fiona Heywood Tue, 03/29/2022 - 11:16

He was quite selective about his listening, but it was very wide. He had elephantine ears, so he listened to all sorts of stuff. He distilled it down and took a bit from here and a bit from there and then modelled himself into the Barry Coope we all knew and loved.

Jimmy Campbell - 1937-2022 Fiona Heywood Tue, 03/29/2022 - 11:13

Every story for every tune

Will hold a secret smile

That will cover every mile

From Glenties to Heaven

Clive Pownceby Fiona Heywood Tue, 03/29/2022 - 11:10

Pete Coe has described him as “a prince among folk club organisers”, and those of us who work the circuit would agree unanimously

Mac McCulloch Fiona Heywood Tue, 03/29/2022 - 10:43

Frequently seen as the quiet man of The Yetties, Mac was often the backbone of the group throughout their 50-year history

Malcolm – “Mac” to everyone – McCulloch died 10 days before Christmas after a few years of ill health and a final, mercifully brief, battle with cancer.

Ken Lees - 27 June 1944 – 19 July 2021 Fiona Heywood Mon, 01/31/2022 - 17:40

...one of those traditional music devotees and organisers who, through much of his life, enabled revivalist musicians and traditional performers to be heard by enthusiasts

Seán Tyrrell - 1943-2021 Fiona Heywood Mon, 01/31/2022 - 17:36

Known for his interpretations of songs, his settings of poetry to music, and his distinctive mandocello and tenor guitar accompaniments, he was a musician and singer who was truly loved by many.

Irish singer and musician Seán Tyrrell died on 30 October 2021 at the age of 78.  Known for his interpretations of songs, his settings of poetry to music, and his distinctive mandocello and tenor guitar accompaniments, he was a musician and singer who was truly loved by many.

Robin Morton - 24 December 1939–1 October 2021 Fiona Heywood Fri, 11/26/2021 - 15:38

...he loved music - he loved making music, loved making music happen, loved those who made music; he respected them and he demanded that they respected their music and that they received the respect of others.

Tony MacMahon - 1939-2021 Fiona Heywood Fri, 11/26/2021 - 15:35

Tony had a deep commitment to the tradition.  He had a far-reaching influence, with strong opinions on many facets of the Irish music scene, and the impact of his deep thinking can be felt in the Irish music scene today.