Sad Loss of Diggers’ Festival Stalwart – Joan Blackburn


It is with great sadness that we report the death, last Thursday, of the Wigan Diggers’ Festival and North West folk scene stalwart Joan Blackburn. She was loved by so many people and will be sorely missed by them all.

Our deepest condolences go out to her family and close friends. We share in their sorrow with love, friendship, and support.

As a tribute to Joan, here’s the words to a song penned by Terry Kinney which helps to express our thoughts of her at this sad time.

A Song for Joan


Details of her funeral will be posted when they become known.

RIP – Joan Blackburn

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