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Thread #127839   Message #2935746
Posted By: KathWestra
27-Jun-10 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: where is David O Docherty?
Subject: RE: where is David O Docherty?
What very sad news. My condolences to Gail and other family members. I knew David well in 1974-75, when I was a very young woman living in the Albany, NY, area. I served as David's mostly volunteer agent, booking a singing/flute- and whistle-playing tour around New England for David. He was a terrific performer, and audiences (both folkies and Irish club patrons) loved him. I got him a memorably rowdy gig at the Ancient Order of Hibernians hall in a particularly sleazy section of Troy, NY in the spring of '75, and had the fun of accompanying him to NYC to watch the St. Paddy's day parade and his performance at the St. Paddy's day bash at the Irish-American Club in New York City that same year. What a wonderful singer David was--and what an incredible flute and whistle player. He was not painting much in those days, but he did do a lovely oil pastel portrait of me (in lieu of paying me for my agent services), which still hangs in my home. Last time we were in touch, David was living in Winthrop, Mass., just outside Boston. RIP, my friend. I'm so glad things went better for you in these later years. Kathy