Vin Garbutt

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Vin Garbutt
Vin Garbutt 2010.jpg
Garbutt in 2010 at the National Folk Festival
Background information
Birth name Vincent Paul Garbutt
Born (1947-11-20)20 November 1947[1]
Origin Teesside, South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland
Died 6 June 2017(2017-06-06) (aged 69)
Genres Folk music
Instruments guitar, tin whistle, voice
Years active 1970s to 2017
Website http://www.vingarbutt.com

Vincent Paul Garbutt (20 November 1947 – 6 June 2017) was an English folk singer and songwriter. A significant part of his repertoire consisted of protest songs covering topics such as "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland (Troubles of Erin), unemployment, and social issues.

Death[change | change source]

Garbutt died at a hospital from complications caused by heart surgery on 6 June 2017 at the age of 69.[2]

Music[change | change source]

  • The Valley of Tees (1972)
  • The Young Tin Whistle Pest (live) (1974)
  • King Gooden (1976)
  • Eston California (1977)
  • Tossin' a Wobbler (1978)
  • Little Innocents (1983)
  • Shy Tot Pommy (1985) [live - Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia]
  • When The Tide Turns (1989)
  • The By-Pass Syndrome (1991)
  • Bandalised (1994)
  • Plugged! (1995) [live - Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham, UK.]
  • When the Tide Turns Again (1998) [reissue of 1989 album with one additional track]
  • Word Of Mouth (1999)
  • The Vin Garbutt Songbook Vol 1 (2003)
  • Persona ... Grata (2005)
  • Teesside Troubadour documentary & live DVD (2011)
  • Synthetic Hues (2014)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vin Garbutt - gallery". Official Vin Garbutt website. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  2. "Folk legend Vin Garbutt died just weeks after major heart surgery". Gazette Live. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 

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