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Thread #165252   Message #3961934
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
16-Nov-18 - 08:21 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Alec Finn, Irish bouzouki player (1944-2018)
Subject: RE: Obit: Alec Finn, Irish bouzouki player
OMG!! Nooooooooo

Devastated to hear this. He was a wonderfully sensitive, totally classy musician, as well as an absolute gentleman. And so soon after Mícheál - a double shock this horrible month.

He was also a tremendously talented artist. My favourite DD album sleeve - and it's also in my Top 50 all-time list - is his cover for The Mist-Covered Mountain, depicting a large, disparate variety of birds and animals, all seemingly united in some sort of migratory flight.

What an awful loss to Irish music, and to the world generally. It's getting so I'm afraid to switch on my computer for fear of learning who we lose next.

R.I.P. Alec, we'll miss you. Lucky Heavenly band. Poor us.