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 Post subject: Darach de Brun R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:13 am 
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Darach de Brun - piper, whistle player and tune smith died today.

Darach, who was tuning up at a gig this afternoon, keeled over with a massive heart attack and died a short while ago in hospital.

Both Darach and I started on the pipes together over thirty years ago. He was already a renowned whistle player and had written several tunes including the Maple Leaf and the Man of Aran.

He played in the group Oisin and was a regular player at gigs around Dublin.

(I have also posted this over in the Uilleann forum)

Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam.

John


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:27 pm 
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It's sad to hear of someone's passing. But not a bad way to go. If I could choose my own way of a final exit, being on a gig with instrument in hand would be it.


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Thread revival : In memory of Darach, I've just posted a recording on "Youtube" of him playing 2 of his own reels on whistle at the Willie Clancy week in 1980. Audio only, I'm afraid - no mobile phone cameras in those days.

https://youtu.be/hmtD871gq88

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 am 
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RIP, Darach, hard to believe it's now seven years ago. Still playing your music though, and I'll be raising a glass or two tonight.
Anyone care to join me ?

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