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Onny

Mick Broderick

Mick passed away yesterday.
Catskinner

I'm not sure when was the last time I talked to Mick. Our paths crossed less these past few years than they used to. I think it must have been at Arthur Johnstone's 60th birthday party in the Queens Park glass house a couple of years ago.

Och that's awfy sad. The world's a poorer place now!

Any details of the funeral would be appreciated.
Onny

Catskinner wrote:
         
The world's a poorer place now!


But there'll be mair room at the bar.

Catskinner wrote:
         
Any details of the funeral would be appreciated.        


Supposed to be on Arran. Talk of a service of sorts in St Peter's in Partick.
renfrewshire radical

Mick was larger than life in my life for many years.

First real folk night I went to featured the early Binkies and a wee boy called Rab Noakes.

Diggery Venn often played support on a double bill with them at one time. We were very proud to be booked by them to play at one of their album launches at McLelland Galleries.

I loved Mick's stories and rememmber him doing an entire night of them solo at the Star club.

One person who wore the term "Big Man" well.

Miss you Mick


John.
Onny

Mick Broderick

As funerals go that one was OK. Bit of clarsach music from Eddie McGuire to get us all settled before the RC jumpin' up and kneelin' doon stuff began. Wee bit flute music hauf wey through and mair jumpin' up and kneelin' doon and shakin' haunds wi strangers who've maybe goat swine flu.

Lots of weel kent faces from the music, the Scotia, Vicky Bar, Lismore, other watering holes and a host of genuine westend punters. All the ladies looking as young as ever and all us auld bastirds lookin oor ages. We even had a movie star.
Catskinner

Sorry I missed it but I can't thole religion in any shape or form.

The prospect of some robe clad liar spouting preposterous cack about saviours in the sky raises the very real danger that I wouldn't be able to keep my trap shut. So I stayed away.

(I came close to punching a priest at a folkie funeral once when he announced that my dead friend was probably burning in hell because of the godless company he'd kept.)

I'll have a beer for Mick this evening and maybe listen to some of his old recordings.
Onny

Mick's obituary in the Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/featur....var.2522806.0.Mick_Broderick.php
Onny

Mick in the Scotia

Shamelessly lifted from The Scotia Folk & The Clutha Clype The Glasgow Watch: and the Voice of the Stockwell Village.
Rid Sonja

Mick, the big, brash heartwarming man that he was. A true character.  As the obit says, his story's were legendary.  But more than that, his performance of his story's had to be seen to be fully appreciated: there is no way to encapsulate in words the overall effect of seeing and hearing Mick in a full flight of one of his tales.  

He lived a life well lived.
Onny

Maybe just a wee bit too well lived.
Catskinner

Well you know what they say - Live hard, die young, and have a good looking corpse..

Erm well maybe not Mick.
Rid Sonja

Depends who beholds it..
Onny

Mick (finally) gets a mention on the TMSA news page

Mick.............founding member of infamous Scottish band, Whistlebinkies.

Very well put.

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