From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 10 July 2009 09:39
Subject: SEFAN 2009-07-10_02 Johnny Collins


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From: "Keith Leech" <keithleech_at_fastmail_dot_fm>
Date: 10 July 2009 08:44:16 BDT
Subject: FW: [NMC] Re: Johnny Collins - the Singing Chef

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Date: Thu,  9 Jul 2009 20:31:16 +0200 (CEST)
From: Pete Grassby
Subject: Re: [Nz-folk] NZ-Folk Digest, Vol 55, Issue 14

Dear all; 

Perhaps the news has not filtered out there yet, but I'm
sad to say Johnny Collins passed on hours after a concert at
a Polish Folk Festival. His widow Joyce and long-time
singing partner Jim McGeehan were with him. A sad loss of a
great singer and sense of humour. 

Pete Grassby

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Re: Johnny Collins RIP   
if anyone would like details of funeral arrangements once they are known, 
drop me an email and I'll add you to the list.

It won't be very soon as Poland has strict rules around postmortems and he 
has to be brought home too.

Email me on

Anni Fentiman


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