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Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo

MartinRyan 28 Apr 11 - 06:38 PM
MartinRyan 29 Apr 11 - 05:12 AM
Liberty Boy 29 Apr 11 - 06:40 AM
Jim Carroll 29 Apr 11 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,John Moulden 29 Apr 11 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,Guest, Katie ONeill 30 Apr 11 - 05:16 PM
quokka 01 May 11 - 07:20 AM
quokka 02 May 11 - 05:50 AM
MartinRyan 02 May 11 - 06:11 AM
quokka 02 May 11 - 07:14 AM
Gutcher 02 May 11 - 06:15 PM
GUEST,Guest 03 May 11 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Apr 11 - 06:38 PM

Just heard today of the untimely death of Frank Finn, organiser of the Sligo Traditional Singing Weekend and a regular Mudcatter in recent years. As far as I know, he collapsed while hill-walking in his beloved county about two weeks ago and failed to recover, despite efforts to revive him.

I had originally got to know Frank through Mudcat - and only met him occasionally in what passes for real life - most recently at the Inishowen Ballad Seminar. His Sligo weekend coincided with other committments of mine and I never made it there. More's the pity. A gentleman and a scholar, as we say.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: MartinRyan
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 05:12 AM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 06:40 AM

Yes Martin, a really nice man. Will be sadly missed!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 08:15 AM

Staggered - shared a table with him at Inishowen a few weeks ago - truely nice, dedicated man.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 10:29 AM

I couldn't believe it when I heard, nor when I attended the funeral and I haven't yet really taken it in. He was a man who had given a great deal to traditional singing in Sligo, in Ireland as a whole and to Comhaltas and had a great deal more to give. I have been heartened to hear that others will carry on his work with the monthly song gatherings in Ballinacarrow and through the festival he started. May they serve as his memorial. I will miss his work and I will miss him as a friend.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: GUEST,Guest, Katie ONeill
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 05:16 PM

John I am glad to hear your report that the Sligo singers will go on, despite this devastating loss. Frank was so dedicated to the craft of traditional singing, of researching and learning about the songs, that it is only fitting they continue to keep that tradition going if they can. Frank was a kind and good man who will not be forgotten by those who knew him, even a little, as I did.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: quokka
Date: 01 May 11 - 07:20 AM

I'm so sorry to hear this news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: quokka
Date: 02 May 11 - 05:50 AM

Can someone please post an obituary from the Champion or something? There must be something in the press?

Thanks,

Quokka


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: MartinRyan
Date: 02 May 11 - 06:11 AM

At the moment I can only find reference to a subscription only item in the Sligo Champion . I'll keep an eye out...

Regards


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: quokka
Date: 02 May 11 - 07:14 AM

Thanks Martin, my Dad would really appreciate it, he normally goes home to Sligo every year about this time but can't go this year. Only a few weeks ago Frank sent me a song for Dad to learn so I'm sure next time he's in Ballinacarrow he will sing it.

Regards

Quokka


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: Gutcher
Date: 02 May 11 - 06:15 PM

Absolutely shattered to learn that Frank has passed away.
When I met him in Sligo Town in mid April he was full of the joys of spring and after urging me to make the effort to visit the Sligo
Festival in the autumn he indicated that he may make a visit to
Scotland in the near future. I suggested he speak to Chris Miles and
arrange a visit to Fifesing in mid May.
When we parted he left with a spring in his step and I still find it hard to believe he died so soon after.
Joe.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 03 May 11 - 02:25 PM

The death has occurred of Francis (Frank) FINN of Heather view, Sligo
Late of Ragwood, Gurteen, Co. Sligo and ex Staff Eircom. Suddenly, at Sligo General Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Bernie (nee Tansey, Cuilmore, Gurteen, Co. Sligo) and father of Caroline, Tara and Michael and brother of Tony, Eamonn, Charlie, Madge, Kitty, Lucy and the late Padraig and the late Thomas. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, aunt Margaret, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews nieces, relatives neighbours and many friends.

Rest In Peace

Reposing at Feehily's Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday evening. Removal at 8pm on Tuesday to St. Anne's Church, Sligo. Mass of the Resurrection at 1pm on Wednesday. Burial follows in Sligo Cemetery. Enquiries to Seán Feehily at Feehily's Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071/9159999 or mobile 087/2411114.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to Sligo Mountain Rescue c/o Feehily's Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo. Family home private, please.

Date published: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Date of death: Saturday, April 16, 2011
http://www.rip.ie/death_notices_detail.asp?NoticeID=132789


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: quokka
Date: 04 May 11 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for that, guest.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 09 May 11 - 05:17 PM

The monthly singing session that Frank founded will be taking place, as usual, at Durkin's of Ballinacarrow, on Wednesday 11th May at 9.30pm. The last one was postponed after his death but I hope that the torch he lit will be carried for a long time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Frank Finn of Sligo
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 09 May 11 - 05:40 PM

I've just received a text message that says:

"To celebrate the life and work of Frank Finn, monthly singing session will recommence in Durkins, Ballinacarrow on Wed 11th May from 9.30. All welcome. Special guest, Jackie Boyce."

Jackie Boyce from Comber Co Down, has lived in Co Leitrim for the last couple of years. He and Frank had recently become friends. He is the author of 'Songs of County Down' and a fine singer.


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