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Farewell eborfiddler
« on: July 25, 2019, 08:28:58 PM »

I’m sorry to inform you that eborfiddler, real name Chris Brownbridge, sadly passed away on Tuesday this week. Chris was a fundamental part of the York and Yorkshire folk scene since the 1960s, a dancer, singer, musician, gentleman and gentle man, and a good friend to many .

His funeral service is at Heslington Church, York, YO10 5EE  at 1:30pm on Wednesday 7th August.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 08:32:26 PM »

Sorry to hear that. I don't think I ever met him, but his was a pleasant presence here on melnet.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 08:38:28 PM »

I'm sorry to hear that, too. Thanks for letting us know Pikey.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 08:41:28 PM »

Sad news indeed. RIP Eborfiddler (Chris)

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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 09:55:51 PM »

Sad news.  I swapped tunes with him now and again through messages and emails.  A lovely chap, even though I never met him in person.  Please convey my condolences to his family and friends.   
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 10:14:38 PM »

Thanks for letting us know, pikey.
Chris' posts on melnet certainly reflected his good nature, and I wish I could've met him in person.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 10:47:55 PM »

I got to know him well over the many years that he enthusiastically took part in my sessions at Whitby folk week.  A sad loss indeed!

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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2019, 11:30:31 PM »

Sad to hear that. RIP Chris.

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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 12:01:23 AM »

Oh that's sad news. I met Chris a few times in Whtby and in York at days of dance. A lovely man.
Thanks for letting us know, Pikey.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 12:07:07 AM »

My condolences.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 06:30:20 AM »

Like others here I never met Ebor personally but always read his posts here and on Mudcat Cafe. He will be a sad loss to our community. RIP Ebor.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 07:14:54 AM »

I always found his posts interesting, sorry to hear this news. Condolences  to his family and friends.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 12:19:06 PM »

Thanks for letting us know Pikey, always a kindly word, hope it was gentle. my sympathy to the family.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2019, 12:35:44 PM »

Yes, sad news indeed. Thank you for passing it on Pikey.
My condolences to his family.
His presence here will be missed...
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2019, 02:11:52 PM »

Sorry to hear this. We met a few times in York and Whitby.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2019, 03:10:53 PM »

I can't think of anything helpful to say that hasn't already been said well, so I'll break my fast of melodeon playing and play a tune tonight in his memory.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2019, 05:38:29 PM »

Good plan p&t!
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2019, 06:59:45 PM »

Lovely bloke.   My life was a better place for knowing him.   Thank you Chris. 

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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2019, 09:25:26 PM »

I can't think of anything helpful to say that hasn't already been said well, so I'll break my fast of melodeon playing and play a tune tonight in his memory.

Echo that.
RIP Eborfiddler.
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Re: Farewell eborfiddler
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2019, 09:22:17 AM »

Very sad news, but thanks for letting us know, Pikey.

Chris was a lovely chap, who never had a bad word for anyone and who had a passionate enthusiasm for playing his melodeon and fiddle. I had the privilege of playing with him on many occasions over the years and will miss his gentle humour, his musicianship and the infectious enjoyment he displayed in sessions and workshops.
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