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Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain Feb. 2009

GUEST,Philippa 09 Feb 09 - 12:08 PM
GUEST 09 Feb 09 - 08:40 PM
Pistachio 10 Feb 09 - 03:38 AM
GUEST,Roisin 10 Feb 09 - 11:13 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 11 Feb 09 - 11:00 AM
GUEST,Anon 11 Feb 09 - 04:41 PM
Effsee 11 Feb 09 - 10:58 PM
GUEST,Tomás mac Cormaic 06 Jun 09 - 05:46 PM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Jun 09 - 06:18 PM
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Subject: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 12:08 PM

I was shocked and saddened to hear (on Raidió na Gaeltachta a few days ago) that this young singer has died. He was only 27 years old.

while the news is worst for his family and close friends, I feel sad for myself that I won't get to hear Ciarán sing again, nor attend another workshop with him teaching. He had a beautiful voice and way of singing which I believe would be appreciated even by people who don't especially enjoy the sean-nós. I'm glad that Ciarán was amply recognised in his short lifetime; he was last year's recipient of Corn Uí Riada

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0207/1233867925302.html

Tributes to scholar and sean-nós singer
Lorna Siggins, Western Correspondent

TRIBUTES have been paid to linguist and sean-nós singer Ciarán Ó Con Cheanainn who has died suddenly at the age of 27.

"A great light gone out," was how Dr Lillis Ó Laoire, NUI Galway lecturer in Irish and folklore, described Ó Con Cheanainn's death yesterday, while Cumann Merriman described his death as a great loss for Irish cultural life.

Ó Con Cheanainn, who was found dead earlier this week, was from Salahoona in Spiddal, Co Galway, and took his undergraduate degree at NUIG. He pursued postgraduate work at UCD and was lecturing there while also completing his doctorate on Irish language song tradition.

Dr Ó Laoire described him as a very accomplished writer, singer and academic, who was a "great hope" in terms of Irish language research and culture. "He was both a performer and a scholar, shy and unsure but with a wonderful instrument in his voice," Dr Ó Laoire said.

Last year, Ó Con Cheanainn became the youngest winner on record of the Corn Uí Riada at Féile an Oireachtais before an audience of 700 people.

The award is regarded as the ultimate accolade for sean-nós singing.

He was also a committee member with Sean-Nós Cois Life, the Dublin sean-nós festival.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 08:40 PM

A tragedy for his family and for Irish traditional music enthusiasts all around the world. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh sé.
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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: Pistachio
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 03:38 AM

Tragic - gone too soon.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: GUEST,Roisin
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 11:13 AM

Slan a Chiarain, agus mile buiochas as gach treimhse sultmhar a chaith me i do chomhluadar.Roisin


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 11:00 AM

Just heard him on the radio last night - I am so sad to think that this beautiful young voice has been stilled forever. Rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: GUEST,Anon
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 04:41 PM

An immense loss to UCD Roinn na Gaeilge and to Irish culture as a whole. I had the pleasure of being one of Ciaran's students last year and he was a most excellent lecturer- approachable and always willing to help.
Beannacht Dé ar a Anam.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: Effsee
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 10:58 PM

This sounds like a tremendous loss.
Does anyone know the cause of death?
It's so sad that one so young and talented should be taken so early!
RIP and condolences to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: GUEST,Tomás mac Cormaic
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 05:46 PM

What is the name of the song Ciaran sang at the Oireachtas


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 06:18 PM

"Ócam an Phríosúin" - you can listen to it on a download from
this page.


How desperately sad.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 06:19 PM

ho very sad


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 06:20 PM

(sorry, typo)

How very sad.

Tragic to lose someone so young and talented.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 06:40 PM

Thank you for that audio link. What a loss to have that voice silent.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ciaran O Concheannain
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 10:21 PM

thanks for that. I had the link, but was looking for the title to google for the lyrics. its a great tragedy he has died. A fine singer.


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