Acoustic send-off for popular musician Chris

MUSICAL TRIBUTE Folk club members will be paying tribute to Chris Stanyer who died on his way to a Bob Dylan concert

MUSICAL TRIBUTE Folk club members will be paying tribute to Chris Stanyer who died on his way to a Bob Dylan concert

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A popular musician who performed with Mungo Jerry and tragically died en route to a Bob Dylan concert is to be remembered at a special acoustic night.

Gillespies Folk and Roots Club will honour the late Chris Stanyer at their next event, this Thursday from 8.30pm in the Chamber’s Bar of the Old Town Hall Tavern, Poulton.

The singer and guitarist played everything from pop and jazz to folk and even classical, and produced his own music as well as performing that of his favourite, Bob Dylan.

But he died suddenly last year, aged 55, while on his way to see Dylan in Blackpool.

Now he is to be honoured by his peers.

Event organiser Annie Walton said: “We will be raising a glass in memory of our sadly departed friend and well known and respected local musician.

“This is not going to be a sad ‘wake’, but a nod to the memory of a very talented and much missed musician.

“He was a superb guitarist and singer well respected by musicians all over the UK and beyond.

“He became a regular at Gillespie’s Folk and Roots Club in Poulton where his unforgettable performances endeared him to many.”

The musician was a big fan of Ray Dorset - Mungo Jerry - who he travelled the country to see and was even invited on to stage to play with.

On his death a message was sent from Mungo Jerry to Chris’s friends at the Folk and Roots Club.

The monthly open mic night is open to all, with a full PA provided, from 8.30pm on Thursday.