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Obit: Tommy McManamon (15 Dec 06)

GUEST 16 Dec 06 - 05:56 PM
Zany Mouse 16 Dec 06 - 06:32 PM
GUEST 16 Dec 06 - 07:10 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 16 Dec 06 - 08:46 PM
GUEST 17 Dec 06 - 02:20 PM
Declan 17 Dec 06 - 03:28 PM
GUEST,Steve Clarke 18 Dec 06 - 08:08 PM
GUEST 21 Dec 06 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,2nd cousin from Ireland Grainne Mc Manamon 26 Dec 06 - 07:26 AM
gnu 26 Dec 06 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,band member the other brothers 05 Jan 07 - 04:12 AM
GUEST,Pete 06 Jan 07 - 01:53 AM
GUEST,Brian O'Malley Chicago 06 Jan 07 - 09:30 PM
GUEST,David Cotton 30 Apr 10 - 05:46 AM
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Subject: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 05:56 PM

Tommy sadly died yesterday. Some may know him from The Pogues and later The Popes. Some of us know him from way before then. Good Bye Tommy. Thank you for the music and the memories. Sleep well.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 06:32 PM

Can't seem to find anything on the net about this. Do you have any other details, Guest? (How about a name too?)

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 07:10 PM

I have no idea if it is on the net. It is known to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 08:46 PM

There's a note on The Pogues site.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 02:20 PM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: Declan
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 03:28 PM

I met Tommy at sessions in London a few times during the nineties. A lovely man and a great Banjo player. He will be missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: GUEST,Steve Clarke
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 08:08 PM

To whom it may concern,
Me olde mate Tom.
Irelands mandolin answer to Pat Metheny.

Those heady days at the Favourite in the 1970's where a young Tom Macmanamon was the pub governor along with his sister Maria formed a musical relationship between Tom and myself that had in 2004 lead Tom prepare to record an album with mw on drums and Victor Wooten on bass in basically an ECM vain. He also wanted banjo player Bella Fleck to join him.
We spemt some time listening to John Abercrombie playing a minutare Fender Strat Mandolin with Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland. Its too bad Tom never made this album. I have some pictures of us in 2004 with this regard.
Steve Clarke
07716 553002
www.networkjazzrock.com
Can someone please tell me when the funeral is please.
In the words of Larry Coryell: Funereal.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 03:40 PM

Tommy's funeral

Friday 5th January St Joseph's Highgate Hill
Mass at noon,St Pancras Cemetery 1:30pm then to Irish Centre in Camden.B.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: GUEST,2nd cousin from Ireland Grainne Mc Manamon
Date: 26 Dec 06 - 07:26 AM

I dont no Tommy at all but he seemed to be a well known man,
it would of been nice to of known him, He was my dads first cousin which would make him my 2nd cousin...my dad is attending the funeral.. he seemed to be a lovely man and a great banjo player
you will be missed Tommy ......R.I.P.....


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: gnu
Date: 26 Dec 06 - 04:48 PM

Gee... dropping left and right.

RIP Tommy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: GUEST,band member the other brothers
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 04:12 AM

it was a pleasure and a great privelage to have played along side one of the most gifted ,unique and not to mention fastest banjo players to ever play irish music;an inspiration and a top man


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 01:53 AM

I booked him a couple of time for gigs with The Popes in Hampshire. On one occasion he disposed of a large bottle of Irish whiskey single-handedly while on stage (having already demolished several pints of Guinness beforehand), on another occasion he rolled out of the tour van on arrival and fell fast asleep on the ground. When awake he was a lovely man, a real character and a mighty fine musician. He will be sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon (15 Dec 06)
From: GUEST,Brian O'Malley Chicago
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 09:30 PM

He had loads of friends here in Chicago............Everyone had great time for Tommy and Tommy had time for everyone!

He was a very compassionate man and will be missed by his countless number of friends world wide.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tommy McManamon (15 Dec 06)
From: GUEST,David Cotton
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 05:46 AM

I played with Tommy at the Favourite for a year or more in a band which called itself the ABCD quartet on nights when 3 of us turned up and the ABC Trio when 4 of us turned up. The lineup was me on 5-string banjo and mandolin, John Softley on guitar, John Harrison (ex-Watersons) on guitar, fiddle and anything else that came to hand. We largely played bebop.

Tommy had a remarkable technique and was amazingly inventive both with music and language. One week he announced that he would like to play Reinhardt style guitar. He bought a Macaferri copy. Three weeks later he was playing all the Grappelli/Reinhardt standards. A couple of months later he announced that he was giving it up because it was too easy. We spent many a a happy evening in the Favourite, with lock-ins and "late tastings" until the early hours.

John Softley sadly died last year. I lost touch with Tommy and I have just found this obit page.

Rest in peace Tommy. You were one of the best.

David


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