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Francis Baines

We are delighted to announce that the latest recipient of the Taverner Awards, for ‘unaffiliated musicians whose significant contributions to musical understanding have been motivated by neither commerce nor ego’, is the extraordinary and splendidly eccentric musician of many parts Francis Baines, who would have been 100 years old this year.

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John Milne

We were greatly saddened to hear of the recent death of bass singer, John Milne. John was a mainstay of the Taverner vocal team throughout the 1980s and 90s and featured on many of our classic recordings. His gentle Irish presence will be much missed by his numerous friends and colleagues.