RIP Malcolm Denny

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RIP Malcolm Denny

Postby Geoff Turner » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:33 pm

It is with great regret that I have to announce the passing of Malcolm Denny, a member of this forum. He will be remembered fondly as an organiser of the "Audlem Bagpipe and Hurdy-Gurdy Day", but he also attended the Lancaster and Youlgreave festivals, and was a regular traveller to France to attend festivals at St Chartier and St Ars.

He had recently rotated his instruments, selling his Grandchamps guitar-back and Brook luteback, and buying a Henri III and a Baroni from Neil.

He was a busker, band-member, folk musician and great friend to many of us, and will be sadly missed. His widow Georgina wanted everyone on this forum to be notified.

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Re: RIP Malcolm Denny

Postby Geoff Turner » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:36 pm

I have added a picture of Malcolm for those of you who knew him by sight but not necessarily by name.

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Re: RIP Malcolm Denny

Postby halfies » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:52 am

Geoff, as you know, we were so sorry to hear about Malcolm. Very sad news, and clearly he will be greatly missed by so many in and around the Gurdy and Pipe fraternity as well as friends and family.

Although were not able to know him personally, we feel a special connection because we recently acquired the delightful Jacques Grandchamp mahogany Guitarback Gurdy which belonged to him at one time, and which, as we understand it, he originally bought from new in or about 1993.

Your very appealing picture of him with that very Gurdy is especially evocative for us and we were so pleased to see it on here (sadly we seem unable to print or save it in a sensible size).

Thankyou Geoff.

With Best, but somewhat sad, Regards

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