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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Hartlepool Loses a Stalwart - RIP Bryn Jones

Paul Skerritt has passed on to me the sad news that Bryn Jones, longtime pianist with the Musicians Unlimited Big Band, died last Friday (September 29).
Apart from his musical ability, Bryn also possessed a rare sense of humour which will be sadly missed by all who knew him.The two photos show him with an early edition of the band and a more recent one.
The funeral will take place on Monday October 9 at St Paul's Church, Hartlepool at 10:30am followed by a gathering at Hartlepool Cricket Club, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 0DA.
Bryn, was in his mid-eighties.
May he Rest In Peace.
Lance.
PS: John Nesbitt sent this pic with the message: 
Rest well Bryn. Pain gone now.
John also sent a YouTube link to last Sunday's opening number by the band and Mick Donnelly's oration to Bryn.

1 comment :

Adrian Tilbrook said...

A wonderful musician and probably the funniest man on the planet. Bryn was an inspiration to me in my formative musical years and made me laugh out loud every time we met. He will be sadly missed.

Thanks for the music and the laughter Bryn.

Cheers Adrian Tilbrook

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