L E S T    W E    F O R G E T

Down through the years, we have lost some of our friends and colleagues, some through illness, some in tragic circumstances. Here we remember some musicians who are no longer with us. We offer our sympathy to their relatives. May they, and all the other musicians who have passed away, rest in peace. If you would like to have a deceased musician remembered here or if you can fill in a missing year, please let us know.

Died 2014 - 2017

2017 2016 2016 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
               
Philip O'Duffy Bob Bolton T. J. Byrne Mike Dalton Robert Magee Sid [Donal] Aughey Syd Shine Mickey Slyman Paul McManus
Deep Set, Johnny McEvoy Band Uptown Band, Chosen Few, Stepaside Manager, Royal Showband, Cllege Boys Smokeys, Capitol Oceans, Belfast Drifters, Mullingar Saints, Athlone Premier Aces Stylos, Sligo
2014 2014 2014
                           
Eamon Gibney Earl Gill Houston Wells
Alyce, Arrows Hoedowners Premier Aces, Trident

Died 2011 - 2013

2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012
               
Tommy O'Connor Richie Fitzgerald Roy Abbott Vin Brogan Paddy O'Sullivan Billy Barrett Jimmy Fanning Larry Cunningham Eugene Kelly
Kerry Blues, Tralee Vanguard 6, Tralee Interns, Portrush San Antones, Foxford Regal, Bantry Raindrops, Galway Strangers, Balbriggan Mighty Avons, Horizon, Galway
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011   2011
               
Jimmy Reilly Buddy Boland Jim Doherty Eamonn Cummins Billy Curtin George Elias Lee Lynch Big Johnny Burgoyne   Sean Dunphy
Bandits, Tuam Buckshot Walter Lewis Wild Breed, Galway Swingtime/Arrivals The Crypt Blue Angels/Royal Maurice Lynch   Hoedowners, Dublin
2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011        
                     
Paul Ashford   Gary Moore   Sean Kenny   Pat Loughman   Johnny Popp   Gaby Gallagher        
Chosen Few/Miami   Thin Lizzy/GM Band   Jivenaires/Times   Capitol/Kamels   Pasadena, Ballina   Cheries        
                                 
Died 2006 - 2010
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2008 2007
       
Dave Kearney Bobby Clarke Jim Byrne Danny Tobin Chris Grace Mickey O'Neill Mike O'Hanlon   Brendan O'Brien Jim Tyrrell
Movement/Smokeys Fairways Fashion/Scrooge Decca Collins/Raindrops  Lynch/Capitol/Big 8 Clipper Carlton Dixies/Stage 2   Columbia
     
2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2008 2007 2009 2007
 
Cyril Fullard Paschal Haverty Joe Dolan Barry Scully Michael O'Callaghan Michael Conn Sam Mahood Peter Gray Mal Tiernan
Maloney/Philosophers Chessmen/Clouds Swingtime Aces/Capitol/ Sweeney's Men Gents same Millionaires Soul Foundation   Riviera/Fleet
2006 2009   2009 2009 2006 2006 2006 2006   2007
   
Shay O'Donohue Shay O'Hara   Cyril McKevitt Glen Curtin Ernie Berkenheier Joe Prendergast Ricky Keane Vincent McGonigle   Joe Dolan
Atlantis/Dreams Royal Blues   Mainliners Nevada/New Blues Airchords Victors Olly Maloney Interns   Drifters
2009   2006   2009   2007 2007 2007 2010 2009 2007
     
Sean Mahon   Paddy Landy   Dave Glover   John Lynam Mick O'Grady Fergus O'Hagan Billy Hopkins Pat Cleary   Don Long
Freshmen   Graduates   same   Hillbillies Vampires Clipper Carlton Ohio/Royal Agents/Fairways   Capitol
                                 
2006 2006 2006 2007 2007
         
Doc Carroll Frank Donohue Geoff Bourke Johnny Barton Dermot O'Brien
Royal Blues Swingtime Aces Tweed Clubmen Clubmen          
Died 2000 - 2005
2001 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002   2002
 
Gerry Walsh Joe Clarke Brian Finlay Gerry Higgins Michael Keane Tony Condon Pete Browne Bill Carson   Martin Johnson
Mighty Avons Witnesses Mighty Avons Deep Set Country Folk Blue Aces/Paragon 7 same Swingtime Aces/Ohio   Smokey Mountain Ramblers
2003 2003 2004 2004 2004 2000 2000 2000 2000
   
Hughie Traynor Sean Hamilton Shay Hutchinson Peter Ainscough Willie Deevey Wills McKinney Finbar O'Leary Tony Neenan   Cecil Kettyles
Melody Makers Polka Dots/Plattermen Melody Aces Express Cadets College Boys Dixies Arrivals Skyrockets
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2005 2005   2004   2002
   
Tommy Griffin Mick Carwood Gary Street Tommy Lundy Brendan Hutchinson Gerry McIlduff Dom Shearer   Barry Hendrick   Michael Cahill
Kerry Blues Others Fairways The Crack Navak Green Angels/Plattermen Clipper Carlton   Regal   Derek Joys
                                 
2001 2001 2001 2005            
                   
Eamonn Ryan Butch Moore Billy Brosnahan Vic McNamara            
Bandits Capitol Ambassador 7, Limerick Strangers            
Died 1990 - 1999
1990 1990 1990 1990 1991 1991 1992 1999   1999
               
Benno Haussmann Des Wilson Chris O'Mahoney Tony Walsh Brian Harkin Jim Aylward Barney Mulholland Paraic McIlwaine   Billy Brown
Regal/Arrivals Vanguard 6/Cotton Mill Boys Dixies Blue aces Annalees Cowboys Red Barons/Young Stars/Glen Country Ventures   Freshmen
1992 1993 1994 1994 1995 1995 1996 1998   1999
               
Mick Delahunty Chris St.Leger Noel McNeill Olly Maloney Brose Walsh Rory Gallagher Bo Birch Bill Rice   Pat Max
same Victors Capitol Johnny Flynn/Ohio same Taste Grenadiers Ventures   Specialists
1996 1997 1997 1997 1997 1991 1998 1998   1998
               
Johnny Flynn Shay O'Reilly Colm Gilmore Jack Ruane Derek Joy Jimmy Halferty Jim Gunner Liam Gibson   Francie Higgins
same Casino/Indians Sundowners same same Swingtime Aces/Green Angels Swingtime Aces/Dave Glover Houston + Swingtime/Raindrops
1998
Paddy Reynolds
Casino/Pacific
Died 1980 - 1989
1981 1983 1985 1985 1986 1986 1986 1989   1989
               
Finian Thomas David Coyle Des McKeown GerryFahy Tommy Ryan Phil Lynott Andy Dunne John Frawley   Theo Cahill
Bandits/Fleet Melody Aces Skyrockets Fleet Bandits Thin Lizzy Stage 2 Monarchs   Dixies
1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1988 1988   1988
               
Pat McGeegan Johnny Kelly Bobby O'Callaghan Hugo Quinn Bram McCarthy Donie Collins Arthur Madden Gerry Cronin   Maurice Lynch
Big 4/Skyrockets Capitol Michael O'Callaghan Clipper Carlton Capitol same Airchords/Royal Johnny Flynn/Ohio same
1988 1999 1989
Benny Lamb Dermot Walsh John O'Gorman
Casuals Raindrops Crackaways
Died pre-1980
1963 1964 1967 1969 1970 1973 1974

1977

  1977
             

 
Maurice Mulcahy Mallett Brothers Paul Williams Danny Pearse Mick Bryan Billy Kelly Eddie Campbell

Bertie Sherman

  Gerry Butler
    Greenbeats Jim Farley/Lions Agents/Fairways Swingtime Aces/Flynn Greenbeats/Real McCoy

Tweed

  Five-O
 
1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1976    
                   
Tony Geraghty Brian McCoy Fran O'Toole Tom Dunphy Frankie Hannon Paul Kenny Dermot Woodfull    
Adolf J. Rag/MIami Secrets/Miami Chosen Few/Miami Royal/Big 8 Johnny Flynn Cotton Mill Boys Sugarshack/Pacific    
Year not yet determined - please send us an email if you know the year any of the following passed away.
             
Freddie Martin Harry Whitley Noel Maguire Jim Dalton Clem Quinn Owen Shine Martin Geraghty Lennie Power Bernie Fallon
Pacific Oceans Echos Hoot'nannys/Flynn/
Fleet
Miami Brendan Shine Mighty Avons   Smokey Mountain Ramblers Smokey Mountain Ramblers
                 
Ray Elliott Mick Nolan                  
Brown & O'Brien Clubmen/Brown Band                  
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