Yesterday I heard the very sad news via Gordon Menzies that his Gaberlunzie partner of 50 years, Robin Watson, had passed away
Robin was one of the most well known and most recognisable musicians in Scotland’s folk music scene and for 50 years with Gordon shared their Gaberlunzie brand of rousing and passionate Scottish folk songs with Scotland and the world
We often meet Gaberlunzie in the early days with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at Kinloss. As we travelled the Highlands we would meet them playing in the village halls. We knew most of the songs by heart and even were told we were to loud at time’s when singing their songs . They also played at RAF Kinloss in a thriving folk club on the Base. They stayed with us in our accommodation a few times.
They also played a lot locally up I’m Moray and played some incredible music on these days. They were very nationalistic and wrote many stirring songs. They were and are a big part of my life. I still have every Album they ever made!
Thanks for the memories my thoughts are with Robin’s family.
Robin Watson, 1941-2021