The passing of Pete Fyfe is a huge loss and a great blow to folk music in general. Pete Fyfe was a huge supporter, writer and reviewer of folk music at the grass roots level.
Pete was old pen pal friends with most of the cream of the folk music elite and hugely supportive and complimentary to all the musicians and artists in between. Pete always said it how it was, short, informative and to the point.
This news is especially hard for me personally as Pete was a good mate and a key part of the folking team (joining us a few years after we launched the site in 2000).
Phil Beer and Jez Lowe will bear testament to Pete’s body of fine review work, a lot of which is still contained within the folking.com archive on the site.
Pete was also a fine musician, performer and artist. Pete played Cropredy in the early days and was a member of the bands Eavesdropper and Collaboration as well as being the other half of the duo ‘Band of Two’ with Gary Blakeley.
The video below is a lovely memory of the day we celebrated Pete’s life where fellow musicians, friends and family came together to say goodbye to the man and his smile.
Pete Fyfe will be very much missed by all of us at folking.com.
Darren Beech – firstname.lastname@example.org
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