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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Barry Hines – Caught by the Reaper

20 March 2016 // Remembrance

We’re saddened today by news of the death of the writer Barry Hines. I know I’m not alone when I say that I owe him big time. As a tribute we thought we’d repost a recent mix from Dubwood Allstars featuring an inspired blend of Barry’s words from Ken Loach’s film adaptation of a Kestrel […]

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Caught by the Reaper – Allen Toussaint

27 November 2015 // Remembrance

Allen Toussaint died on 10 November, aged 77. Tim Tooher pays tribute: The world lost something last week. Allen Toussaint left it. Nowadays, when famous musicians die, Facebook gets filled with YouTube clips posted in tribute. Two weeks ago, Allen Toussaint died after a concert in Spain and my timeline was filled with videos of […]

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St Anthony: An ode to Anthony H Wilson

19 August 2015 // Music //Remembrance

‘An Ode to Anthony H. Wilson’, is a touching tribute to Factory Records legend Tony Wilson by Mike Garry and Joe Duddell. The single, released last week on the eighth anniversary of his death, features artwork by Factory designer Peter Saville and a remix by Andrew Weatherall. Proceeds from the single go to The Christie, […]

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