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When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the great Dr. Pat Bishop. She was a true champion of the steelpan instrument, its music and of culture in general. Dr. Bishop passed away on Saturday August 20 after collapsing at a high-level meeting of her peers in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, convened with the aim of furthering the country’s culture.
Many are sharing their thoughts, memories and knowledge of this irreplaceable individual and historic cultural activist in the realm of the steelband art form, and overall culture of Trinidad and Tobago.
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As a member of WST, I would like to express my condolences to the Bishop family
on her passing. May she RIP.
Dr. Pat Bishop was one of our Icons of music. She was dedicated to the betterment of our musical culture be it classic, steelband or calypso. She was one of a kind. She took our pan music to a level where only angels dwell, and as she once said about the late Legendary Clive Bradley. She betrode the musical world like a Colossus. Dr. Bishop would be greatly missed by us all. This sudden departure has left a void in our music and in our hearts. We will always remember seeing her standindg as a musical maestro conducting some of our great steel bands be it Witco Despers or Sagicor Exodus. I hope the Govt. of T&T honor her to the highest of adulation and thanks. She served us well, and now is the time she has to leave us, and join the other great Nationals that served our beloved T&T with their God given talents. Where ever she is right now, 'May the Blessings of our Creator Amighty God be with her. Thanks for everything Dr. Pat Bishop. 'May you rest in peace' Condolenses the all her family - relatives. We will all miss her..
The Republic Bank Angel Harps Steel Orchestra of Grenada joins the rest of the global steelpan community in mourning this great lost. Our condolences goes out to her family and to all other music lovers.
May she rest in peace.
Pan Canada extends condolences to Pat Bishop's family and friends. We sincerely and truly appreciate the contributions she has made to the art form. Like the great one, Clive Bradley, her standing and stature in our community will be ir-replaceable. We give thanks.