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Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)

GUEST,MRS. FLANNERY 05 Mar 08 - 10:45 AM
Declan 05 Mar 08 - 01:42 PM
Declan 05 Mar 08 - 01:44 PM
Declan 05 Mar 08 - 01:49 PM
Seán Báite 05 Mar 08 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,yvonne moran pat kilty 05 Mar 08 - 03:03 PM
Declan 05 Mar 08 - 03:28 PM
GUEST,MRS FLANNERY- 05 Mar 08 - 03:45 PM
Murray MacLeod 05 Mar 08 - 04:07 PM
Declan 05 Mar 08 - 04:13 PM
GUEST,the ceolman 05 Mar 08 - 04:54 PM
GUEST,Trevor 05 Mar 08 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,Guest 05 Mar 08 - 05:14 PM
GUEST,Eamonn Moran 05 Mar 08 - 07:06 PM
Steve Shaw 05 Mar 08 - 07:50 PM
Declan 05 Mar 08 - 08:13 PM
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GUEST,joe F 06 Mar 08 - 05:24 PM
GUEST,Jim Page 07 Mar 08 - 04:11 AM
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Subject: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,MRS. FLANNERY
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 10:45 AM

It was sadly announced by Ronan Collins on RTE radio to day.What a guy and musicmaker he was.Our deepest sympathy to Pauline & family.We cannot find words ---he will rightly take his place amongst The Celestial All- Stars.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Declan
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 01:42 PM

Jimmy was without doubt one of the greatest guitar players I ever heard.

I first came acrtoss him when he was effectively the 'house guitarist' in the Meeting Place in Dorset Street in Dublin in the late 70s and early 80s. He could play in virtually any style and was a great traditional, folk, slide, blues, rock and Jazz guitarist. He sat in with and recorded with many of the great names of the Irish music scene. Off the top of my head I can think of Christy Moore and Donal Lunny (Live in Dublin LP), Paul Brady, Freddie White, Red Peters Blues Band, Mairtin O Connor & Gary O Briain and hundreds of others.

He was lead guitarist with the tragically short lived Hot Club Jazz outfit Hot Club which came to an abrupt end with the tragic death of Jimmy's long time collaborator bass player Declan McNeilis. It is a shame that Jimmy never got the level of fame and recognition that his talnt deserved. Jimmy will be sadly missed by music fans throughout Dublin and the rest of Ireland. Can I re-echo sympathy to Jimmy's family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Declan
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 01:44 PM

Coorection - the band name in the last post should have been Hotfoot.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Declan
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 01:49 PM

Sorry I'm a bit scattered at the moment.

I should also have mentioned Jimmy's grat work with Kieran Halpin. They made a CD togehter called Acoustic which is one of my personal favouriute contemporary folk albums.

I think Jimmy also palyed on Christy's classic albums "Whatever Tickles your Fancy" and "The Iron behind the Velvet". I'm fairly sure it was Jimmy who provided the brilliant slide guitar on "The Sun is Burning" on the latter album.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Seán Báite
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 03:02 PM

Ah, more bad news. I expect he was young enough - only in his 50s ?

Here is a song from TG4's great archive show, Siar an Bóthar originally broadcast in 1979 on the show Aisling Gheal.
Jimmy plays slide guitar - but we only get to hear him - just very brief glimpse of his hand and guitar at the end :

Christy Moore / Jimmy Faulkner - Galtee Mountain Boy

Lovely rendition and playing. Peace to him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,yvonne moran pat kilty
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 03:03 PM

what a tragic loss to the Irish music scene.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Declan
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 03:28 PM

Seán,

Nice clip.

You can see (slightly) more of Jimmy in this clip here on youtube.

As far as I remember this was Paul Brady's first 'electric' band in his "post folk" era, put togrther to tour the "Hard Station" album. The line-up was fairly short lived.

I'm not sure what age Jimmy was, but I think his fifties sounds right.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,MRS FLANNERY-
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 03:45 PM

Its wrongly narrated Johnny --Yvonne, but nonetheless seminal stuff.Is maith is caoimhn liom na seisun brea ceolhmar s,an Teach Bullgerry aka BOLGERS HOTEL , oiche go maidin with Jimmy ,and whatever other musicians and listeners that had the privilage of staying on.
Sleep gently Jimmy , your musical monumental moments will never decay


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 04:07 PM

a better Youtube link to the Christy Moore/Jimmy Faulkner video

the one linked to above is the French Youtube site.

Declan, your link doesn't work and I can't figure out the correct link ...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Declan
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 04:13 PM

Murray,

I hope this link works for you.

If not try searching for "Busted Loose 1981" on youtube and this should find the clip.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,the ceolman
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 04:54 PM

R.I.P. My Friend R.I.P.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,Trevor
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 05:11 PM

you'll be missed, you inspired me no end, thank you,
Trevor


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 05:14 PM

We will always remember the days in Garville Avenue.What music!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,Eamonn Moran
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 07:06 PM

Jimmy played with a freedom and a beauty that I've never seen in another guitarist. His fingers danced on the fretboard like a ballet dancer. What a loss. Rest In Peace Jimmy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 07:50 PM

My thoughts added. :-(


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: Declan
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 08:13 PM

A more up to date clip of Jimmy with his band the houseshakers form 2006 here.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,fran a niece...
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 04:56 AM

play away in the clouds and make many an angel sing and have a merry dance...love franxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,Garrett Brown
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 05:33 AM

Jimmy,

I played bass with you in the Medium Wave Band (with Red Peters and Honor Heffernan) in 1974. Your colourful and warm guitar playing at that time will always be in my memory. You were one of the great Irish guitarists of all time and will be sadly missed by me.

Rest in peace Jimmy!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,Tony Tyrrell
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 05:59 AM

Goodbye Jimmy I'LL never forget YOU or the times with Tyrrell's Pass in An Beal Bocht. R.I.P


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:24 AM

Jimmy you were my hero
Mick Flynn (box)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,Pat Carey
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:46 AM

Rest in peace Jimmy,


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Connacht Rambler
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 12:25 PM

Jimmy Faulkner was an accomplished folk, jazz and blues guitarist and emerged on the scene at a time when the different genres fitted fairly comfortably beside one another in Ireland. I have a tribute site to Jimmy at http://www.iol.ie/~ronolan/index.html

I also have a profile there of 'Galway' Joe Dolan, founder member of Sweeney's Men, musician, songwriter and artist, who died on January 7 last.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin
From: GUEST,James O'Connor
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 12:50 PM

In a country full of great guitarists,you were THE great guitarist.
Thank you for all the wonderful gigs.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,odran
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 02:52 PM

Another great guitarist gone to the band in heaven,great memories of hotfoot and playing with christy,

Rest in peace


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Breda
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 03:27 PM

Jimmy,
You were an aspiring guitarist at 17 and I was 15 - memories of fun, the "Moulin Rouge", "The Five" and the innocence of it all.   Our lives went in different directions, our paths never to cross again.

Your dream and what a dream, you made it happen.   Your special quality can not be replaced.

For your family and friends, I pray that the pain of their loss be soon replaced with happy memories.

Rest In Peace old Friend.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,joe F
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 05:24 PM

I was one of the meeting place regulars, for years I hardly missed a gig, Red Peters voice and Jimmy's beautiful guitar, I am privilaged that the music is still in my memory after all these years,
Goodbye, rest in peace and thank you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Jim Page
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 04:11 AM

I played quite a bit with Jimmy in the early 80s. Upstairs at the Meeting Place, at the Baggot Inn, Graystones, all over. His playing was fluid like water, beautiful with grace. He could get into a song like nobody else. We shared many great long nights of music and fun. There will never be another time like that and never another player like him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Helen Walshe
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:07 AM

Sad news.

Condolances to the family and to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him and listening to him.

Should be a great send off at Kiely's after the funeral on Monday.
He'd approve.

Bye Jimmy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,ed doyle
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 07:36 AM

i rember when we were kids going to the 5 club beside the green thats when i heard him on a sat night me and a old frend davy rose just keep playing jimmy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,OLD - TIMER
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 04:07 PM

Jimin a bhuile stoir,ta uaigneass agus bronn orainn,
"Tear abhaile gut ,tear abhaile gut"



Codlaidh go samh s! go suanaimhair.
Ni fheicheimeid a leitheid aris,-- gan theip!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2
From: GUEST,Guest,Non Resident
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:03 PM

Sorry about the length of this but one sentence is not enough -
From a sixteen year olds viewpoint the Sunday afternoon sessions in
The Meeting Place is something to look back on and thank God I was their to witness it all - The Floating Dublin Blues Band - and no one was more floating than Jimmy. Pat Farrel, Declan Mc Ginnis, Fran Breen, Redmond and Jimmy. I was probably one of the only non-"smoking" and non-drinking in the audience so perhaps my memories would stand up in court When Red took a well earned break it was Jimmys "chance" to stand centre stage and sing - not something he did too often. I think it was Imagine - but I stand corrected.
What I will never forget are the duelling riffs between himself and Pat - two totally different styles but a fantastic sound. I can only imagine what this sounded like to the drinking and smoking community in the audience- I missed something perhaps.
When I heard the news - yesterday 6 march - I checked out all the You tube links and of course it does not do him justice. I have some "snaps" of Jimmmy I took in the boat club in Clontarf last year after he played there but the qualtiy is nothing to write home about.
What more can you say - I am thankful I witnessed some of Jimmy greatness - AD


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Bill Grogan
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:28 PM

...as The Red said when referring to the band, "these guys can stand on any stage in the world and play with anyone."

I think Jimmy was 61.

The atmosphere in the Meeting Place was unique. As The Red said one night, "you smell like a lovely audience..."

I also remember Jimmy's duels with Pat.

The sad thing is Jimmy was always getting better and better, with The House Shakers he really rocked.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: Declan
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 08:38 PM

I've been trying to remember what songs Jimmy did when Red was taking a break.

As far as I remember Boney Moroney and Come Down from the Mountain Katy Daly were two of his favourites. Anyone remember any others?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,MRS FLANNERY-
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 01:45 PM

At the breaks in Tullamore Jimmy and Declan used to a version of as he called it "Out together dancing Sheep to Sheep" .He also did a great mock take guitar solo on Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo.Those were the fun side of Jimmmy.But when the band reassembled the transdensation to wistful spinetingling ,goosepimpling& hair-raising riffs and breaks seemed as if he was possessed by some musically superior demons of the happiest species


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Maura in Australia
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 05:44 PM

It is with great sadness that I heard of Jimmy's passing. My deepest sympathy to Pauline and family. He was a lovely gentleman in every sense of the word and a brilliant musician. I had the privilege of hearing him play many times and each time it was a new feast for the senses. Rest in Peace Jimmy
PS: A horse is a horse of course of course - Mr Ed - another Declan and Jimmy special. I often sing sheep to sheep to myself when I'm having those 'weird mother' moments and forgot the origins of it - thanks for prodding the memory


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2
From: GUEST,Harriet in USA
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 06:54 PM

"Knocking on Heaven's Door" was a song Jimmy often sang at the Meeting Place.
Unforgettable days. An unforgettable, gentle, funny and really kind man.
My deepest sympathy to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 07:07 PM

anybody remember his friend Pete?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 07:10 PM

The bass was Declan McNeilus.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 12:53 AM

jimmy thanks 4 trying to help the new generaton and 4 kid from the great Sioux nation love kisses ugs go raibh mile maith agat

i shed a tear
4 no more
your face i'll see
when i knock on your door
but in my heart you'll live on
when i hear your favorite songe
or a familar place
where we shared some space

and the tides of tide
my wash away the
memory of our existance
but for a time we lived
we loved

and the earth which
once nurtured us like a womb

for us all will become our
eternal tomb

we are one
we are none
wehavejust begun

our spirits live on


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: Brendy
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 05:05 AM

Very, very sorry to hear this.

Christy Moore's 'Live In Dublin' album showed the versatility of the man's work, in my opinion.
Jimmy's and Donal Lunny's counterpoint on 'Pretty Boy Floyd' still rings in my ears from time to time...

B.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,neice joan gordon
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 07:37 AM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Eamonn Moran
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 01:57 PM

I've posted a song by Kieran Halpin on my myspace site
www.myspace.com/eamonnmoran Jimmy takes a lovely solo in the middle of it.... enjoy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 02:59 AM

E.Farrell - San Diego, CA

RIP Jimmy........ very sad news to loose such a great guitarist.
I was very fortunate to stumble across an inpromptu gig @ The Grand Parade Hotel in Cork Jazz Festival around 1987. Mary Coughlan took a break and never came back............ this guy Jimmy Faulkner stepped up and played with the band - drifting far from jazz and into many excellent covers which of course were completely unrehearsed but made for one of the most memorable gigs I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. The great Robbie Brennan was on drums that night........ I'm just glad to be able to say I got to see "The Master"................. Thanks giving me the memory that I'll cherish forever!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Eamonn Moran
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 05:42 AM

There's a great track on Anto Drennan's myspace site of Ronnie Drew and Jimmy playing the blues. Jimmy takes an amazing slide solo.
www.myspace.com/antodrennan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner.
From: GUEST,Jimi Slevin
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 07:29 AM

I never worked with Jimmy, but have met him on many occasions over the years, and we've spoken, laughed and swapped yarns on many's the occasion.

Jimmy was simply a great guy and superb musician. He effortlessly embraced and mastered many diverse styles and added the master's touch to countless fine studio productions. He even successfully tackled that Django Reinhardt Gypsy Swing style with the wonderful 'Hotfoot' back in the '80s.

What a great little combo they were, and I'll never forget those smoky, Guinnessy nights in the Baggot with Jimmy's powerful, mused playing ringing through the rafters!

In my opinion Jimmy Faulkner was more that just a nice guy and great guitarist who will be sadly missed. He was a major talent.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Mick Treacy
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 03:24 PM

I was sad to hear of Jimmy's passing, I first met in 1967 he was with a group called 'Gypsy's Poetry' in the Castle Inn. He was hardly out of the pram but boy how he could play guitar, I always felt that he must have started when he was in that pram because he was born to play. He'll be sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Yvonne and Paul Byrne
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 07:25 PM

The Maestro is at peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,christy moore
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 09:03 PM

Jimmy had a beautiful laugh,beautiful hands,eyes that twinkled,a great ear and a huge heart.Like many by his graveside yesterday morning,I wished I had seen a more of him recently.He drew many of us back together yet again this past week.Just like he always done.Lovely to read here,Harriet and Maura-there ye are


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 09:58 PM

You set the bar very high for all guitarists. To be around such talent
was good for all of us who admired and respected you...peace Jimmy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Vinnie Kilduff
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 08:31 AM

Great memories of working with Jimmy on Sean Smyths Blue Fiddle. After he had laid down the tracks. I asked him to do some lead playing. What came through the speakers I will never forget. Jimmy you were a gentleman and an excellent guitar player. May you rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 11:15 PM

Its hard to let go of the past. Jimmy you represented a magical time in Ireland. A time I would not have missed for anything. But Ireland will miss you. Good night Jimmy sleep with the angels. I hope you get the reward in heaven that you did not get in life. You were the personification of the GUITAR MAN. And a gentleman.

Good bye Jimmy xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Donnacha
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 11:28 AM

Jimmy's gigs with The Houseshakers were the pinnacle of music. There were no limits to his playing or musical imagination.

There were times when Jimmy played solos so beautiful and exquisite as to be not of this world. He also loved to play endlessly with songs and very frequently simply did not want a song to end. The pleasure on the faces of his fellow band members said it all - night after night.

I truly miss you Jimmy.

May You Stay Forever Young.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,colm
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 12:39 PM

THE SUNDAY EVENINGS IN THE HARCOURT WINTER 85/86 ARE UNFORGETTABLE
JIMMY,THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL,WONDERFUL MUSIC,GUIDANCE,INSPIRATION,AND PURE GOOD FUN,AND THE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN MEMORY OF A TOP CLASS MUSICIAN AND GENTLEMAN.I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LOVELY TIMES.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,guest in the usa
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 12:05 AM

Jimmy was a magical man who did not get the recognition he deserved in his earthly life. Rock on Jimmy play with the angels. For u truly are one. May your music live on 4 eternity. love love love 2 u and 2 your wonderful family sympathy to pauline. xxx xxx x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,culleton,tom,australia
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 08:13 AM

Inspirational...could play anything and did
Dancing hands...
Those nights with Hotfoot
Give Heaven what its been waiting for...
Thank you


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 08:14 AM

The problem with Jimmy was that very often he would get a bigger round of applause than the "star" he was backing.I remember on one occasion as the "star" was introducing the musicians at the end of the gig, Jimmy and only Jimmy got a standing ovation....
How often has it happened that a good performer or group adds Jimmy to the line up and all of a sudden it goes from good to sublime...
I'm so glad I witnessed your amazing gifts Jimmy, The world is a lesser place without you......


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 01:13 PM

Who were the other musicians in the Paul Brady electric band video on YouTube and when was this recorded?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: Declan
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 03:01 PM

Mike,

The clip was recorded for RTE in 1981.

The Band in the clip was:
Paul Brady Guitar & Vocals
Jimmy Faulkner Lead Guitar
Arty McGlynn - Guitar
James Delaney - Keyboards
Tommy Moore - Bass


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Dan Coffey
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 04:14 PM

Goodbye, Beautiful Boy - not a week goes past these last twenty-one years when I haven't thought of you. My mother just called with this bad news. Mourning in San Franccisco this cloudy, Saturday afternoon 03/15/2008. Will visit you when visiting my beloved father at Shanganagh. Much love to Pauline. D


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Pat Morrissey
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 10:22 PM

Thanks for all the great Gigs Jimmy.In my 62 years I've seen many

Guitarists but you were THE BEST.You always made it look so easy.

Rest in Peace Jimmy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,carmel mac nelis
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 10:10 AM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,tadhg cork.
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 05:47 AM

Jimmy played a lot in the Lobby with Kieran Halpin,Mick Hanley,Mairtin O'Connor,Frankie Lane,Pete Cummins, Niall O'Callanain and Eugene Brosnan. It was always great to see his magic playing close up and chat with him after gigs.P.J. Curtis did a 30 minute radio interview with him in the early 80's and he would be the ideal man to write the biography. Over to you P.J.!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 04:01 PM

Guest Paddy Brown
I only heard the roup Hotfoot acouple of times but the name and the style never left my memory thiswas due to the wonderful guitar playing of Jimmy rest in peace and thanks for the memories.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 06:50 AM

I was GREATLY saddened to hear,only this week,of Jimmy's passing,we became good friends in the early 70's,Jimmy was living in salford,at his sisters house,next door to ours.If anyone knows Jimmy's family ,would you please pass on my condolences.He was a lovely man and the world is much the poorer for his going.

there are a few of my messages on various web pages,just hoping someone will be able to forward the gist of it to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: Declan
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 11:02 AM

Guest,

Thanks for reviving this thread. Reading through it again brings back many happy memories of listening to Jimmy. It was difficult to be unhappy when you were listening to him.

There was a great tribute concert held in memory of Jimmy in the Olympia Theatre in Dublin last September. It was a great night and the line-up on stage reflected the esteem that Jimmy was held in by those who were lucky enough to have heard him or worked with him.

It would be great if this could be an annual event.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Jimmy's mate from Salford
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 07:48 PM

Declan,
if this concert in Jimmy's memory does turn into an annual/regular event,PLEASE put something in here about it,it must be obvious,by my contribution,how much cover the Irish music scene gets over here.I will bookmark this page and look in regularly.Anyone else,please don't forget the last sentence in my first piece,but only if it won't resurrect their grief

       many thanks Barry Lewis(Jimmy's mate from Salford)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: Declan
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 04:22 AM

Barry

I haven't heard of any plans to have another tribute, but I'll keep my ears open and if I hear anything is happening I'll try to remember to post the details here.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Dorothy
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 10:13 PM

Well late as it is - I felt compelled to post a tribute to Jimmy. I have lived in Australia for 24 years now and only just found out about Jimmy's passing. Back in Dublin in the 70's I never missed a Red Peters Floating Blues Band Sunday session at the Meeting Place and used to live at the Baggot Inn and remember those truly great days of fun, great music, Guiness and lots of hows your Father.

When himself, Red, Declan and the others got going at the Meeting place - it was dynamite, tiny stage that it was. Witnessed moments of some of the best blues playing I can ever remember. Jimmy was as well known and respected face around the Dublin music scene and I admit I used to fancy the knickers off him and his gorgeous smile - with no success mind you.

Vale Jimmy - thank you for the soaring riffs, the great times and the great music. May your spirit rise and watch over the rest of the blues gang to make sure they keep in tune.

Sincere condolences to Pauline and family - I am sure that you miss him so much.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Peadar Melinn
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 07:45 PM

Sad to hear about Jimmy; had a ball of a time about 30 years ago with Jimmy playing in Paris; & I knew Jimmy since the Dandelion Market day's; He once said to me "when your a musicien; wherever you go ;you'll always be taken care off" so I guess your "sitting on a beach of gold" now

Smile down on us Jimmy; You were a good guy to know ; & always had time for a chat

Love to your family

All the best - Peadar


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,marley
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 05:43 PM

I am A niece of deceased Declan Mc Nelis. My mother and aunts declans sisters reguarlay mention the meeting place. we would love to hear from any one who knew declan or the family. please get in touch


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 09:56 AM

hi . i was a friend of Declan's for years and played some great gigs with him . He was so great to hang out with.and had such a great sense of humour. I have so many great memories of him.one was the day me and him went to his house in Fairview and he showed me the loom in the back room.victor..... vicflic@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Barry,Jimmy's mate from Salford
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 06:27 AM

does anybody know if there was any sort of recording of the Jimmy Faulkner tribute show at the Dublin Olympia theatre in (I think)September 2008? not a bootleg, but audio or visual.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Tadhg, Cork.
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 12:06 PM

The gig was filmed by Se Merry Doyle, an award winning film maker according to Hot Press magazine. His company is called Loopline. I contacted him and he says he filmed it on spec and hoped to get some finance together to do something with it. That was shortly after the gig though so he mustn't have had any luck..


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Subject: RE: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Saira
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 11:03 AM

Does anyone know if you can hear any recordings of Hotfoot online?
I used to have a tape of a tape years ago from a live gig off a mate from Downpatrick...but would love to hear them again..have NEVER forgotten the amazing sounds I heard!!


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Subject: Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
From: GUEST,Declan Roche
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 05:19 AM

The Meeting Place is where I first heard the brilliant and inventive guitar playing that was Jimmy. Sundays with Red was a mind-blowing(!) experience for me as an 18 year old. Turn Around, Caledonia, Spotlight,That's alright Mama...I still remember all the words. The crowd going nuts for more, the guitar sparring with Pat Farrell, the thunder of Fran Breens drums and the faces he pulled. Part of the soundtrack of my youth. For that alone I am grateful. But Jimmy was more than that. He had a great sense of humour and sometimes he only had to say a couple of words to have the audience laughing especially when he was ordering drinks from the stage. He was one of the most versatile guitar players I've ever seen. The stuff he did with Hotfoot was note perfect against Pat Collins fiddle with Jimmy Gibson providing rhythm. I saw some of the very early Hotfoot gigs in the Meeting Place when there was only a few in attendance. With the two Jimmys and Pat it just had to work and of course it did. I was lucky enough to have been at some of the recording of Christy Moores live in Dublin album...still great. The turnout for his tribute in the Olympia says it all. He was held in such high esteem and affection by thousands. He was a legendary guitar player and he was a nice man. Rest in Peace. I hope you're in heaven and Jesus and the saints are jumpin'. The world is a lesser place without you.


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