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    nigelgatherer
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    I've just heard that my old session mate Euan Cattanach has died suddenly. I first met him many years ago when I bought a mandolin he'd made. He was a good age, but over the past few years his banjos were gaining popularity, and I believe Bully Connolly has one. He had loads of orders but, alas, he's now in his perfect workshop in the sky. Bye, Ewan, and thanks for the memories.

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    Ah, so very sorry to hear this - I always enjoyed when he'd post photos of the banjos he was building on Facebook. May he Rest in Peace.
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    Yes, sad to hear. By a strange coincidence, I was watching one of my favourite fiddlers Pete Clark playing his mandolin the other day and he said it was made by Euan. I remember the TV program from a few years ago where Billy Connolly visited Euan in his workshop and went away with a banjo. I had not heard of Euan at the time, but remember his workshop had several mandolins in it.

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    Sad news, Nigel. I remember that television programme where Billy acquired Euan's banjo. Another loss to the world of music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandrian View Post
    Yes, sad to hear. By a strange coincidence, I was watching one of my favourite fiddlers Pete Clark playing his mandolin the other day and he said it was made by Euan. I remember the TV program from a few years ago where Billy Connolly visited Euan in his workshop and went away with a banjo. I had not heard of Euan at the time, but remember his workshop had several mandolins in it.

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    Billy never left with a banjo when he visited Euan ,he was sent a banjo at a later date to Florida,i know as im the owner of the banjo that billy played when he visited .
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    Dave Muir
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