It is with great sorrow that
we tell you of the passing of our great friend and Festival Organiser, John Taylor, last Wednesday evening (31st
October). Our thoughts and prayers are with Heather, his wife,
and children Chris and Ellen at this difficult time.
John has been Director of the
Festival since its inception in 1997 and the Redcar Folk
Festival before that. The Saltburn Folk Festival is John's legacy to the
British Folk Scene and, although he is gone, the Festival will
carry on in his memory.
Farewell old friend.
The date for John's send-off
is Thursday 15th November. There will be a committal at
Kirkleatham Crematorium, Fishponds Road, Redcar TS11 8HH at
2:15pm, which will be quite brief, followed by the main funeral
service in The Emmanuel Church, Windsor Road, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
TS12 1LE at 3:00pm.