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Info wanted on Seamus Duffy

22 Jan 23 - 01:57 PM (#4163204)
Subject: Info wanted on Seamus Duffy
From: GUEST,Susanne (skw)

Hi Mudcatters, I haven't got round to retrieving my cookie, but just now I need your help. I've been given the files of an album "The Hills of Sweet Mayo" by the said Séamus Duffy, complete with a picture of the front cover showing details of a fiddle. Going by it, the album could be quite recent (downloaded in 2019). Yet no search, on Mudcat or elsewhere, brings the name up. By the sound of it it's an old recording, of an elderly man with a shaky but rather pleasant voice. Ring any bells? Or maybe someone actually has the album.

22 Jan 23 - 02:24 PM (#4163211)
Subject: RE: Info wanted on Seamus Duffy
From: Felipa

could this be him?

30 Sept 2021

The death has taken place of long-time Midwest Radio broadcaster Seamus Duffy from Aghamore.

Seamus passed away in hospital yesterday at the age of 91, following an illness.

He was one of Ireland's oldest broadcasters, as well as former All-Ireland winning Sean Nós singer, traditional musician and composer.

A primary school teacher by trade and former principal of Aghamore National School, Seamus presented his Sunday night traditional music show "Fleadh Cheoil" on Midwest Radio since the radio station opened in 1989, and up until the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He was also a fiddle player and was a well-known Sean Nós singer winning an all-Ireland title back in the 1950's.

He composed a number of songs - such as The Ballad of Michael Coleman and The Ballad of Mick Flanagan - and was involved in Comhlatas Ceolteoirí Eireann for most of his life.

Seamus was pre-deceased by his sons Liam and Diarmuid.

He's survived by his wife Bríd, sons Seamus, Padraig, Séan and Ciarán, brothers, sisters and extended family.

His remains will repose at the home of his son and daughter-in-law Séan & Carol Duffy on Church Road, Aghamore this evening from 3-7pm.

His Funeral Mass takes place tomorrow at 2 o'clock in St Joseph's Church, Aghamore with burial in the local cemetery.

His Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Murphy O'Brien funeral directors Facebook page.

The management and staff at Midwest Radio would like to extend sincere condolences to Seamus's family and friends on his passing.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [may his soul be with God]

22 Jan 23 - 02:29 PM (#4163213)
Subject: RE: Info wanted on Seamus Duffy
From: Felipa

Séamus Duffy singing The Hills of Sweet Mayo
It's on youtube along with The Rocks of Bawn, Your Mother is Your Sweetheart, The Coast of Malabar - same album

22 Jan 23 - 07:06 PM (#4163223)
Subject: RE: Info wanted on Seamus Duffy
From: GUEST,Susanne (skw)

Many thanks, Felipa, that was incredibly quick! Still, there doesn't seem to be all that much info on this obviously eminent person.

22 Jan 23 - 08:20 PM (#4163228)
Subject: RE: Info wanted on Seamus Duffy
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Using your guest SKW name tossed me back almost two decades to an amazing, "rabbit hole" I traversed, with side threads, for over three hours.

What hath been wroth ...