I wasn't familiar with this site until a friend of mine pointed out that somebody was wondering what became of Fergus Ryan. He came to live in Bilbao (north Spain) in 1974 and died in 2011 of colon cancer. He was my husband and his death was a shock for all of us. He started a folk group here also called Sugán, and played in several festivals in northern Spain and local venues. He was the lead singer . It was not a full time thing because you couldn't live off the music . For him it was an outlet and a way of connecting with Irish folk music, which was one of the passions of his life. He was a real character, very well known by lots of people. I can't believe it that he's gone forever!