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Thread #171124   Message #4138755
Posted By: GUEST,jim bainbridge
11-Apr-22 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Brian O'Rourke (1949-2022)
Subject: RE: 2022 Obit: Brian O'Rourke
I'd heard his 'Chantal du Champignon' in the 90s & was delighted to meet him at Rosie's Stewart's singing session in Glenfarne, Leitrim a few years ago. A lovely man, with no pretensions at all.

I lived for years a few miles from Durrus in West Cork & always thought the village must have been his model for 'Drumsnot'- just that kind of village at the time. One freezing winter night, a session had been arranged in Paddy Barry's pub. There was no heating & the bar was a barn of a place. Nothing in the open fire, even if 20 folk there.
When it was pointed out to him that the musicians all had cold fingers, he said 'Ah, ye'll soon warm up when ye play'.
Someone walked along to the nearby shop & got a bale of briquettes in the end- that was Drmsnot all over!    RIP Brian