Red Lion Folk Club

Vin Garbutt

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It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of Vin Garbutt. Vin has been associated with the club since its foundation and performed for us once or twice every year. His background as an ICI apprentice turner and his roots in Teesside meant that his songs had a real social relevance. He followed the folk tradition of commenting on real people and real issues, always leavened by his gentle humour. He invariably took the part of the underdog and the oppressed and was never afraid to speak on their behalf.

The folk world will be much poorer for his absence.