Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Roma McMillan: 1911-2007

The old-time/traditional fiddling community was saddened early in the month to learn of the passing of Roma McMillan one day before her 96th birthday. As I did not know Roma, or ever hear her play, I cannot provide a personal commentary on her passing. Several of the news media articles about her life appear to require online subscriptions. In lieu I did find a good account, however, of her life story HERE in section 4 (iv) (c) and it is well worth the read. Our sincere condolences to the McMillan family and the music community on the the loss of a champion in both life and music.

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