Monday, November 20, 2023

Hamilton Folk Club Founder Al Lindsay Passes

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Hamilton Folk Club founder and musician, Al Lindsay. He was also a long-time member and organizer of the Brantford Open Stage (formerly the Brantford Folk Club). Al passed on November 19, 2023. Our condolences to his family, friend and fans.

A word from Lou, our blogger:

I had the pleasure of meeting Al quite a few times through the Folk clubs. I enjoyed his sharp wit and incredible talent and considered him a friend. I'll miss him dearly.

Social Media Reaction
(comments from the Brantford Open Stage announcement)

Mark McNeil

So sorry to hear about Al’s passing. I’ll always remember him with his fiddle or penny whistle or singing funny songs like “Piddlin’ Pete.” He was the one who started it all with the Hamilton Folk Club that led to the Brantford and Caledonia Folk Clubs and later the BOS which is carrying on the tradition of all three. We owe Al a lot for helping to bring music into our lives. He will be missed.

Ann Gorman McKinney

Such a witty and genuine guy. We really enjoyed his fiddle and whistle music and singing at the Hamilton Irish Arts sessions. God speed Al - we shall not forget you. Will raise a wee dram in your honour 🥃🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎻🪈🇮🇪🎶. May he RIP 

Dolores Dugdale

So very sad to hear Al is no longer with us. He was a true gentleman and everyone enjoyed his music and songs. He is with Don (McGeoch), and they will be missed but never forgotten, The music will continue in the Heavens.God rest his soul and May he RIP.

Links: More John Harris Stories, Video above courtesy of saxondale2

Links: More Al Lindsay Stories, Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

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