RIP Gillian

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RIP Gillian

Post by peter.coombe » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:54 pm

I have just heard that the great hammer dulcimer maker Gillian Alcock has passed. She was one of my greatest and longest friends, an inspiration when I first started making mandolins. I have one of her dulcimers and it is one very fine instrument. Gillian has been battling MS for many years, and what she described as "a bugger of a disease" got her in the end. Cardiac arrest is apparently one thing that is of high risk for MS suffferers. RIP Gillian, we had so much fun playing music together.
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Post by peter.coombe » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:14 pm

Here she is at the 2011 National Folk Festival, before she retired.
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Re: RIP Gillian

Post by simso » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:29 pm

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Re: RIP Gillian

Post by J.F. Custom » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:38 pm

Sad news Peter. Thanks for passing it on.

I only met Gillian the once, but she and her instruments were well known and respected in Australia.

One of only a handful of Hammered Dulcimer (and related Cymbalom family) makers in this country, as far as I know.

RIP Gillian. Sorry for the loss.

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Re: RIP Gillian

Post by demonx » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:51 pm

R.I.P.

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