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Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band

Matthew Edwards 28 Dec 12 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 28 Dec 12 - 01:18 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 28 Dec 12 - 01:18 PM
Matthew Edwards 28 Dec 12 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,Geoff Wooff 28 Dec 12 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,Liberty Boy (sans cookie) 28 Dec 12 - 04:51 PM
GUEST,Eilis ni Riada kilmihil co clare(Betty Reidy 01 Feb 13 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 02 Feb 13 - 06:27 AM
Noreen 03 Feb 13 - 08:27 AM
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Subject: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 12:38 PM

Noreen has passed me via Facebook the sad news that Sean McNamara has died on 21 December 2012; he was one of the founding members of the Liverpool Céilí Band which won the All-Ireland Fleadh twice in 1963 and 1964. There are others here who knew him far better than I did; I saw him a few times at the Liverpool Irish Centre, and at the National Festival in 2004 when he gave a talk which Fred McCormick has posted on the Musical Traditions website, Liverpool fiddler.

Sean himself wrote about the band in a newspaper article which is reproduced on the Liverpool Comhaltas website.

The Liverpool Comhaltas home page shows tweets giving the funeral details as being at Bishop Eaton church, Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ at 12 noon on Monday 31 December 2012.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 01:18 PM

Sorry to hear that, Sean was a gentleman.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 01:18 PM

Oh God no. I've known Sean for donkey's years and have always respected and admired him. He was a damned good fiddler and a damn nice bloke.

Matthew. Thanks for putting this up. I'll doubtless see you at the funeral.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 02:37 PM

I copied the church details from a Twitter feed on the Comhaltas site; it should read Our Lady of the Annunciation - Bishop Eton. The funeral mass will be at 12 noon on Monday 31st Dec as already stated. See Google map here.

See you there, Fred.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: GUEST,Geoff Wooff
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 04:48 PM

Very sorry to hear of Sean's passing. We loved those sessions during his holidays in Miltown Malbay. Particularly remember the last session with Tommy McCarthy in Marrinans bar, Tommy and Sean played some great tunes that nobody else knew..... wonderfull times.

Geoff and Gabi.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: GUEST,Liberty Boy (sans cookie)
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 04:51 PM

A true gentleman and a really fine fiddler. The world is a poorer place for his passing!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: GUEST,Eilis ni Riada kilmihil co clare(Betty Reidy
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 05:25 PM

So sad to just have heard of Sean,s death.he was a wonderful musician ,family mam and friend. He was very much loved in co .clare and will be sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 06:27 AM

Geoff Speed of BBC Radio Merseyside's Folkscene is preparing a farewell tribute to Seán. It won't go out for a while, because Folkscene has been taken off the air for a series of football matches. I'll announce it on here when its due for transmission.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Sean McNamara of Liverpool Ceili Band
From: Noreen
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 08:27 AM

Pat Lacey has just shared this on Facebook:

Last night's 'Ceili House' on Radio Eireann- tribute to Sean Mac and Liverpool Ceili Band‏

So lovely to hear Sean's voice again on old recordings- listening to it now :)


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