Vale Peter Rooke
Posted: 23 May 2018
Peter Rooke died peacefully on the 26th April following a long illness. Even though he was ill for some time Peter never let his declining health limit him and he continued to be very active almost to the end. Peter had a passion for traditional folk music and, though not a musician himself, he attended every Festival he could and was very well known across the Folk scene.
Peter has been a valuable and much loved member of the Frances Folk Gathering Organising Group for a number of years. He always contributed with positive enthusiasm and infectious good humour and his knowledge of who’s who in folk music was second to none. He also worked tirelessly for the Folk Federation of South Australia as a Committee Member and would be the first to volunteer for any role which advanced folk music in the community.
We have lost a good friend and the Gathering will not be the same without him.