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Thread #92856 Message #1779514
Posted By: Effsee
09-Jul-06 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: Micheal O'Domhnaill has passed away...(July 2006)
Subject: RE: Micheal O'Domhnaill has passed away...
A very sad loss to us all.
Here's some info from another site:
Micheál O'Domhnaill's first group was 'Skara Brae', a singing group with his sisters Tríona and Maighread and Derryman Dáithí Sproule. Then followed a stint with Mick Hanly in a duo 'Monroe'. In 1975 he was a founder member of one of the most influential Irish traditional bands 'The Bothy Band'. In the four years the band was together they toured extensively and recorded several highly acclaimed albums and although the Bothy band broke up in 1979 their legacy still lives on in the young traditional bands coming out of Ireland today. After the demise of The Bothy Band Micheál moved to America where he played with many musicians including fiddle player Kevin Burke, also of the Bothy Band. Later with his sister Tríona and flute player Brian Dunning he formed 'Nightnoise' which gained widespread recognition and acclaim throughout The United States and Europe.