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Thread #136306   Message #3115622
Posted By: GUEST,Edmund Vitale
17-Mar-11 - 08:22 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Brian Heron - Grandson of James Connoly
Subject: RE: Obit: Brian Heron - Grandson of James Connoly
While not being Irish at all, being involved with Brian and his "wild-eyed" vision for a Traditional Irish Arts Center and the cultural Rennaissance that he felt would ensue, intrigued this 18 year-old young man. For 8 years I can say I was a proud member of An Claidheamh Soluis. Brian led us all on many wild adventures, some which even saw success!! The Monday night Seisiuns, The many plays we did first in America, the bringing of the Chieftains over in 1974, and later, Clannad and the Bothy Band. Those were good and heady days - all of them. The world may now be a quieter place, but if anyone's life is as enriched as mine was (and still is) by the crazy Irishman, then Brian Heron will live on!