It is with much sadness that we have to advise that Pete Fyfe passed away in 2015.
Recollections of friends.........
LETTER FROM KATH GRABHAM (15th December 2012)
Thinking back over the years to the very first time we (Dave & Kath Grabham) met
you and Garry in Woodchurch, at the Stonebridge Inn, we had no idea then how often
we would see you in the future and how you would sprinkle a little ‘magic dust’ over
our lives and give us some wonderful memories of places and events we’ve shared!
Do you remember the two females who were running the Stonebridge then? There was
Mary from Ireland and I don’t remember the blonde, glamorous one’s name. What a dangerously
volatile couple of women! You wouldn’t want to get in between them when they were
fighting! We so enjoyed your music and it was such a surprise as we had no idea what
kind of music you played.
You gave us the opportunity to dance, sing and play in some amazing places and we
often share our memories of Dave and the Morris Men (Woodchurch Morris) la-la-laing
the end of the tune because the melodeon player had gone blank and Alistair Anderson
saying he’d never seen it done quite like that before! Or the ‘Tall Ships’ celebration
in Portsmouth and meeting Hughie Jones from The Spinners or those amazing (and long!)
evenings on HMS Warrior. Or just coming to see and hear you when we could if you
were playing near by and always enjoying your music and playing, so infectiously
joyful to listen to.
Heather plays your music to Gwin, her little girl and she dances to it. Heather plays
and sings with her own group now and owes much of her confidence and ease with crowds
of people to the varied experiences we shared with you. Just thought I’d write a
few memories down as it might jog your memory too and I’m better on paper than the