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 Post subject: RIP Ben Lennon
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:40 pm 
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It is reported on Facebook - by someone of impeccable pedigree - that Ben Lennon, the great Leitrim fiddler, has passed away. He was truly one of the greats, and a lovely man, to boot.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Ben Lennon
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Sorry to hear that. More of the stalwarts departing.

I particularly remember a nice afternoon session in the backroom of Aggie Cleary's, Ben Lennon, Denis McMahon and Marcas O MurchĂș. And just myself and herself listening(and the four or five year old offspring bouncing around). Time well spent.

Other occasions too but that one stands out.

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And (to let my inner librarian out for a second) there's the lovely book by Fintan Vallelly with the great pics by Nutan : Ben Lennon : The Tailor's Twist.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Ben Lennon
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I was hoping you'd be along with some nice pictures, Mr G.

I was extremely privileged, last summer in Drumshanbo, to be in the back of Monica's at the start of the Joe Mooney week, and happened to catch a 'session', consisting of just Ben and Charlie Lennon, playing away for two hours. It was absolutely magical. Breathtaking. I couldn't believe the amazing rhythm those two produced. And proper tuning, too. None of this modern, ET rubbish!

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Ben Lennon
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And a brief article about the man...

https://journalofmusic.com/news/rip-fid ... ben-lennon

Best wishes and stay well.

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