Perry Eliot 1941-2016: My Personal Lament

22 July 2016 // Remembrance

By Richard Worthy We met on a football field in 1972 – Footsbarn Theatre v St.Germans Village. Perry was not good at football and his team’s stars were heard to yell in broad Cornish accents “bloody kick it up the field, m’Lord” He arrived on a powerful Dresda motorbike with a 750cc Norton engine and […]

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Caught by the Reaper – Peregrine, Lord St Germans

17 July 2016 // Port Eliot festival //Remembrance

We are beyond saddened to hear of the death of Lord Peregrine Eliot, a good, good man and great friend to Caught by the River. Full tributes will follow. Our thoughts are with Cathy, Louis and the family. Read the official statement on the Port Eliot website.

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Caught by the Reaper: Guy Clark

21 May 2016 // Music //Remembrance

As storytelling songwriters go they don’t come much better than Guy Clark, the Texan master of the artform who died this week aged 74. Fellow fanboy Jerry David DeCicca pays tribute: I was a 19 year old that felt like an 85 year old. Belly full of ulcers, lots of bad habits, multiple prescriptions. Then […]

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Caught by the Reaper – Jock Scot

29 April 2016 // Remembrance

Roy Wilkinson bids farewell to friend and collaborator Jock Scot. Last Sunday saw the funeral of Jock Scot – rock poet, inspiration and graceful consumer of the backstage rider bounty. Jock appeared at Caught by the River events – notably at Port Eliot in 2011, equipped with kilt and sporran-full of fun. In 2015 Heavenly Recordings […]

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Caught by the Reaper – Merle Haggard

14 April 2016 // Remembrance

Merle Haggard died last week. Tim Tooher pays tribute: So it’s goodbye Merle Haggard, a man whose very name seemed to tell his story. Merle as country as country can be, and Haggard hinting at the visible marks of some existential burden. His life was country too, and it also explained the burden. He grew […]

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