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    Default Lesley Fowkes my friend..

    Aloha Gang it's a sad day for me.. My friend Lesley Fowkes has passed away her husband messaged to me.
    Can her friends play a song for her and post it please
    Making music is a gift in itself, and when you can share it ....it is your gift to others

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    Sorry to hear that. Thoughts heading your way from Houston, Texas.
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    Thank you, Stan, for sharing this; I am absolutely devastated by this news and my heart is breaking so much! Lesley was one of the first people to reach out to me, years ago, when I joined UU. She always radiated so much light; so much goodness; so much joy for life! She always found the positive, even when things were so desperate. She reminded me to be grateful for every minute of each and every day that we are given; to look past adversity, accept challenges and find opportunities waiting. I cannot believe that she is...I cannot even bear to write it. I will always hold her close in my heart and be mindful of the gratitude I feel for her in of all the gifts that she gave to me, to this world. I will play a song for Lesley; it’s one that I wrote back in 2017 and one in which she personally told me had touched her. I will post it when I am able to... I am not sure that I can play and sing it right now given my grief.

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    I never met you Lesley even though were a fellow Brummie, but I was lucky enough to have the chance to play one of your beautiful songs, Troubadour, a few years back. It saddens me greatly that you are no long with us. Rest in peace dear Lesley
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    I’m so very sorry to hear this news. I haven’t been around the past few years as I used to be, but Leslie was always so kind and supportive towards me. Such a sweet person. I’m glad to have had some exchanges with her over the years.

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    Thanks for sharing, Stan. She was indeed a wonderful soul. We'll miss her.
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    This is so sad.
    When I first started contributing to the Seasons, Lesley was always there with encouraging words, and her warmth came through even over the wire. Soon afterwards I was lucky enough to meet her in person, at the uke festival in Huddersfield. She always seemed to be smiling, and laughter was never far away if she was around.
    What I didn't know at that time was how many wonderful songs she had written. "Tread softly to the stable" is favourite with our local uke group, and we will sing it with even more feeling this year.
    Sleep well my friend.
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    Bye, Lesley. Rest easy, dear one.

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    Indeed such sad news.
    Rest in peace Lesley.
    I have done a version of Lesley's superb carol every year since she wrote it.
    I would so love her song to be taken up by the world.
    Perhaps we can start by bringing lots of versions to this thread.
    Here is Lesley performing her freshly written song in December 2014.

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    Here is the version of Lesley's beautiful carol i recorded last year.
    She never failed to comment on the recordings i made of her wonderful song - here is part of her comment on this one - "Thank you for your enduring belief in it and for performing it each year, as you do... I hope I'm still around next year... With luck and a following wind, and the beast MND at bay! .. Merry Christmas to you, my friend!"

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