Thursday, 20 August 2009

Milan Leppelt: obituary and commemoration

Thanks to Peter O. Ruby, who sends a translation of the BlueGrass CZ website obituary of Milan 'Stranger' Leppelt, who died on Tuesday. The author writes:

He has done heaps for Czech bluegrass... as a musician, banjo player and singer, songwriter, publicist, and translator, an expert and tireless promoter of bluegrass, and last but not least, as an incredibly kind and helpful man...

... Please join us in offering Milan a silent memory. You can bid your last farewell to Milan on Tuesday 25th August 2009 at 14:40 in the town church in Police nad Metují.

Read the full text of the obituary here. Police nad Metují is about 150 km east-north-east of Prague, near the Polish border.