For Bob Gilmore

Bob Gilmore was a musicologist, a friend, a kindred spirit and a guiding force in my musical and personal life. He died of cancer on 2 January 2015. Many of us saw him through his period of illness but we all did not want him to die. We loved him.

Bob kicked my ass when he saw fit. He interviewed me. He wrote liner notes for my CD. We performed together. We laughed. We were a gossip team. We believed in music.

This memorial concert was to celebrate Bob’s birthday.
We all played music together. Some of it was composed many eras ago and some was composed for this occasion.

Many thanks to Elisabeth Smalt, Bob’s partner, and Benjamin Gilmore, Bob’s son, and all the other people involved in the evening who made this day what is was: a Bob day.