Thursday, 23 June 2011

Joan Cairns 1922 - 2011

I posted about my friend, Joan Cairns, passing away earlier this week. Her friends and neighbours, Trish and Stan, have posted a wonderful tribute which is well worth watching. If you have time, please put "You Tube Joan Cairns" (don't forget the inverted commas) into Google to watch Joan and her friends when they were on television with their band. Joan was a professional musician before her retirement and was a highly accomplished pianist. This is a fitting tribute to her musicianship, her exuberance and her determination to stay young. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Heather said...

Thankyou so much for the YouTube link Pat. I found it moving, uplifting and funny. Joan was irrepressible and delightful - she will be greatly missed, especially by her 'boys in the band'.

Studio Sylvia said...

I found the clip so uplifting. Reminded me of my Nanna, who loved tinkling the ivories. Thanks for link, Pat.

John Gray said...

nice written and remembered
Again I am sorry for your loss

The Tame Lion said...

Uplifting! Inspiring!

Gwilym Williams said...

Currently there are 4 of Joan's poems to be found on my blogs 'Poet in Residence' and 'Poetry 2010'. They are there by merit.

A posthumous collection will eventually be published her son Gus informs me.