I am off to a funeral next week. He was a bit of a folk music chap, and one of his favourite stories was the time Billy Connolly appeared as his "support" act. This was at a time when Billy Connolly played his banjo, along with Gerry (Baker Street) Rafferty, and then launched into his comic routine. The response? "Aye Billy, you can play the banjo better than most, but stop trying tae be funny, yer shite."