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 Post subject: Alec Finn R.I.P.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Alec Finn R.I.P.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:15 am 
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Sad day. So many trad luminaries passing in 2018. RIP Alec. Your playing with De Dannan was incredible.


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 Post subject: Re: Alec Finn R.I.P.
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I heard the news a few hours ago on the radio while driving into Ennis. Only a few weeks ago I heard him play with Frankie Gavin on the same radio program and they played a recording from that appearance in his memory.

Very sad, the reaper seems to have started whittling away at the generation of musicians who were the young bucks, up and coming when I was learning and coming of age musically.

First I saw Finn play was probably during the early seventies when De Dannan were new and touring often. And his playing was very much a presence on some of the other staples of my earlier musical diet, backing Noel Hill and Tony Linnane, Mary Bergin and so many others.

Below a few snaps taken when he was reunited with Hill and Linnane some years ago, playing in Miltown Malbay church, some dreary February night.


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 Post subject: Re: Alec Finn R.I.P.
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