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Thread #147404   Message #3415854
Posted By: Liberty Boy
07-Oct-12 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Gerry O'Hanlon of Mullaghbawn (Oct 2012)
Subject: Obit: Gerry O'Hanlon of Mullaghbawn
So sorry to have to report the death of a great friend of An Góilín Traditional Singers Club, Gerry O'Hanlon of Mullaghbawn. One of the great movers and shakers of traditional singing and one of the organisers of The Sliabh Gullion singing festival. It seems somehow appropriate that he left is on the very weekend on which the singing weekend used to take place. A man with a huge social conscience and someone who knew exactly what was what in regard to traditional song. There's a great singing session going on somewhere with his old buddies, Frank Harte, Tom Munnelly, Geordie Hanna, Joe Holmes, Eddie Butcher, Paddy Tunney, etc!