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Thread #132877 Message #3010663
Posted By: GUEST,Pat O'Gorman
19-Oct-10 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Peter Horan RIP 17 Oct 2010
Subject: RE: Obit: Peter Horan RIP 17 Oct 2010
Words hardly express the feeling of loss, though I know Peter lived his life to the fullest. He was a great and generous mentor and a man who indeed was one of "...the Merry". I had the great fortune of spending 42 evenings with him (of the 49 days I was in Ireland in '93 on an Canada Arts Council study grant), and it was one of the great seminal times in my life. There are many that learned at his side; he has done more than his job in keeping traditional music, the memory of Coleman's heritage, and simply great flute playing alive and well and carried into the future. And he was great craic as many, many know, from Sligo, to the Catskills, to Goderich, Ontario. We have the our stories and we have the tunes. thanks Peter.