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.  (339)

2021

2021
 

Joe Monks
Sun Valley Boys

Mick McManus
Cotton Mill Boys

Johnny Regan
Tumbleweeds

Joe McGuinness
Zodiacs

Derek Kennedy
Swingtime Aces

Noel Bridgeman
Skid Row

Joe Mulcahy
Maurice Mulcahy

   

 

 
   

Liam Reilly
Bagatelle

Gerry Matthews
Woodpeckers

 

John Conneely
Raindrops

John Coad
Savoy

 

2020

2020

 

Michael Coppinger
Royal

Mitch Mahon
Editions

Dale Haze
Champions

Brendan Bowyer
Royal

John Farrell
Movement
Dreams

Michael O'Grady
Tweed

Brian Coll
Plattermen

 

 

Jimmy Flynn
Olly Maloney

Des Smyth
Collegemen

Ditch Cassidy
Kingbees, News

Pio McCann

Jon Ledingham

Tommy Tohill
Hilton

John Browne
Ohio

 

 

Billy McGinty
Plattermen

Paddy Hanrahan
Nomads

Ian Whitcomb
Bluesville

Colm Harpur
Memories

Stan McCormack
Bandits

John 'Chuck' Owens

John Walsh
Time Machine

 

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Mike Cazabon
Philosophers

Jimmy Flynn
Olly Maloney

       

2019

2019

 

Dave Thornton
Plattermen

Philip Donnelly
Elmer Fudd +

Arty McGlynn
Polka Dots +

Mick Roche
Arrows

Declan Ryan
Regal, Arrivals

Bobby Kelly
Sands +

Bernie Torme

 
 

 

Dick Hayes
Decca

Maurice Henry
Freshmen

Sandy Jones
Boyfriends +

Dee Leydon
Powermen

Anthony Tanner Byrne
Jaybirds

John Duggan
Savoy

Sharon King

 

 

Brendan Duffy

Larry Carolan
Premier Aces

John Minehane
Regal

Jimmy Marshall
Music Box
BeBop Gold

Vinnie Somers
Powermen

Ger Cusack
Empire

Seamus McMahon
Mainliners

Jim Tobin
Firehouse

John O'Brien
New Blues, Bagatelle

Paddy Hanrahan
Sahara

Christy O'Grady
Westeners

Billy McCoy
Just 5

2018

2018

 

Jimmy Reilly
Swingtime Aces

Henry McCullough
Skyrockets +

Pat Lynch
Airchords

Frank Gill
Royal Blues

John Woodfull
Casino, Indians

Sonny Knowles
Pacific +

Aidan Cunningham
Cotton Mill +

 
   

   

Tommy Walsh
Bandits, Graduates

Gerry Farrelly
Teenbeats

Greg Boland
Scullion +

Jim Conlon
Royal

Tom McBride
Mainliners

 
 

 

Austin Graham
Donie Collins

Dennis Stanley
Rumble Band

Barbara Ellis
New Fairways

Peter Roddy
Trend

2017

2017

Des Kelly
Capitol

Pat Burke
Pat Burke 7

Frank Montgomery
Jivenaires +

Jackie Flavelle
Dave Glover +

Francie Flynn
Johnny Flynn

Peter Law
Pacific

Philip O'Duffy
Johnny McEvoy +

 

 

Eamonn Campbell
Clubmen +

John Merrick
Swinging Viscounts

Marco Petrassi
Ohio

2016

2016

 

Steve Lynch
Dixies

Hugo Carlin
Trend

Frank Fahy
Bandits, Raindrops

Bob Bolton
Stepaside

T. J. Byrne
Royal

Gene Berrill
Cotton Mill

Louis Stewart
 

 
     

     
     

Robbie Brennan
Chosen Few +

Tony Farrelly
Teenbeats

Gene Stuart
Mighty Avons

     

2015

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2015

 

Simon (Ivan) Scott
Plattermen

Andy Wilson
Witnesses

Eric Murray
Dreams 2

Derek Davis
Treetops

Carole Wallace
New Blues

Pete Columb
Bandits

Shay Curran
Pacific

 

2014

2014

 

Paul McManus
Stylos +

Earl Gill
Hoedowners

Houston Wells
Premier Aces

Mike Dalton
Capitol

Robert Magee
Oceans

Sid Aughey
Drifters

Syd Shine
Saints

 
   

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Tom Fitzgerald
Conquerors

Oliver McKeague
Kerry Blues

Eamon Gibney
Arrows +

Mickey Slyman
Premier Aces

Gerry Anderson
Chessmen

   

2013

2013

 

Vinny Baker
Firehouse, Times

Roy Abbott
Interns

Vin Brogan
San Antones

Paddy O'Sullivan
Regal

Billy Barrett
Raindrops

Jimmy Fanning
Strangers

Tommy Hayden
Jets, Nevada

 
 

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Tommy O'Connor
Kerry Blues

Norman Clifford
Miami +

Joey  Maher
Teenbeats
Richie Fitzgerald

Terry Duffy
Enabarts +

Grant Curror
Swingtime Aces

Margaret O'Rourke
Hi-Lows

 

2012

2012

 

Larry Cunningham
Mighty Avons

Buddy Boland
Buckshot +

Jim Doherty
Walter Lewis +

Eamonn Cummins
Wild Breed

Billy Curtin
Swingtime Aces

Jimmy Reilly
Bandits

Lee Lynch
Blue Angels, New Royal

 

Tommy Murphy
Jack Ruane +

Liam Verdon
Stylos

Tony Morelli
Witnesses

Ivan McBride
Skyrockets

George Elias

Ciaran McDonnell
Drifters

Eugene Kelly
Works

Kevin Woods

George Rothwell
Rolettes

2011

2011

Sean Dunphy
Hoedowners

Paul Ashford
Miami, Stepaside +

Gerry Cahill

Gary Moore

Sean Kenny
Times

Johnny Popp
Pasadena

Johnny Burgoyne
Maurice Lynch

 
 

   

Seamus Roddy
Plainsmen

Pat Loughman

Bobby Bible
Tweed

Jarlath Maloney
Olly Maloney

Gaby Gallagher
Cherries

Carl Nielsen
Savoy Swing 7

   

2010

2010

Chris Grace
Collins, Raindrops

Bobby Clarke
Fairways

Pat Roper
Spotlights

Danny Tobin

Mickey O'Neill
Big 8 +

Billy Hopkins

Dave Kearney
Movement, Smokeys

Martin Phelan
Miami, Sands

Joe O'Sullivan
Ml. O'Callaghan

Jim Byrne

Merv Allen
J. Johnston +

Alan Thunder
Movement

Peter Creighton
Johnny Flynn

Gerry Davis
Hi-Lows

2009 2009
  Cyril McKevitt
Mainliners
Glen Curtin
Nevada +
Pat Cleary
Fairways
Dave Glover Seán Mahon
Freshemen
Peter Gray Shay O'Hara
Royal Blues
 

 

   

 

    Frankie Murray
Capitol 2
Damian McKerr
Dreams
Martin Geraghty
Mighty Avons
Mickey O'Hanlon
Clipper Carlton
Billy Byrne
Imperial Imps

 

2008

2008
  Brendan O'Brien
Dixies
Michael Conn
Millionaires
Cyril Fullard
Philosophers +

Maisie McDaniel

Dick Close
Cossacks
Mick Conway
Green Angels
Joe Dolan
Swingtime Aces, Sweeney's Men
 

  Martin Codd
Herdsmen
Martin Conneely
Swingtime Aces
Paschal Haverty Kevin Kane(O'Sullivan) Gerry Duggan Howard Fleming    

2007

2007

 

Mal Tiernan

Joe Dolan

John Lynam

Barry Scully

Michael
O'Callaghan

Mick O'Grady

Fergus O'Hagan

 
 

 
 

Robbie Walsh

Jimmy Faulkner

Bernie Fallon

Ciaran Kelly

Dermot O'Brien

Eddie McNamee

Sam Mahood

 
   

   
   

Don Long

Jim Tyrrell

Mike Dalton

Joe Cantillon

Johnny Barton

   

2006

2006

 

Doc Carroll

Shay O'Donohue

Frank Donohue

Geoff Bourke

Ernie Berkenheier

Vincent McGonigle

Ricky Keane

 
 

 

 
 

Gerry McCrudden
Grenadiers

Paddy Landy

Kieran Murphy

 

Joe Prendergast

Pat Campbell

Wilgar Campbell

 

2005

 

 

2005

   

Vic McNamara

Shea Cribben

Pat McGonagle

Gerry McIlduff

Dom Shearer

   

2004

 

2004

 

Shay Hutchinson

Willie Deevey

Peter Ainscough

Derek McCormack

Dan O'Hara

Barry Hendrick

   

2003

2003

 

Gary Street

Hughie Traynor

Sean Hamilton

Tommy Griffin

Mick Carwood

Tommy Lundy

Seamus Creagh

 
 

 
 

Dickie McManus

Brendan Hutchinson

Joe Clarke

Johnny Wadham

Andy Creighton

Tommy Lamont

Frankie Brennan

 

2002

2002

Michael Keane

Brian Finlay

Gerry Higgins

Michael Cahill

Tony Condon

Bill Carson

Martin Johnson

   

   

 

Paul Furey

Aidan Canning

Walter Maitland

Pete Browne

Gerry Reynolds

2001

 

2001

 

Gerry Walsh

Butch Moore

B. Brosnahan

Finbar O'Leary

Eamonn Ryan

Ernie Graham

   

2000

 

   

2000

   

Brendan Liffey O'Brien

Wills McKinney

Cecil Kettyles

Tony Neenan

     

Died 1990 - 1999

1990

1990

1990

1990

1991

1991

1992

1999

1999

Benno Haussmann
Regal, Arrivals

Des Wilson
Vanguard 6 +

Chris O'Mahoney
Dixies

Tony Walsh
Blue Aces

Brian Harkin
Annalees

Jim Aylward
Cowboys

Barney Mulholland

Paraic McIlwaine
Ventures

Billy Brown
Freshmen +

1992

1993

1994

1994

1995

1995

1996

1998

1999

Mick Delahunty

Chris St.Leger
Victors +

Noel McNeill
Capitol

Olly Maloney

Brose Walsh

Rory Gallagher

Bo Birch
Grenadiers +

Bill Rice
Ventures

Pat Max
Specialists

1990

1997

1997

1997

1997

1991

1998

1998

1998

Joe Campbell

Shay O'Reilly
Casino, Indians

Colm Gilmore
Sundowners

Jack Ruane

Derek Joy

Jimmy Halferty
Swingtime Aces +

Jim Gunner
Swingtime, Glover

Liam Gibson

Francie Higgins
Raindrops

1992

1997

1996

1998

1998

1990

1999

1994

Aidan Canning
Jack Ruane +

Owen Shine
Brendan Shine

Johnny Flynn

Paddy Reynolds
Casino +

Al Devine
Airchords

Gene Ingoldsby
Cotton Mill Boys

Malachy Doris

Lennie Power
Smokeys

Died 1980 - 1989

1981

1983

1985

1985

1986

1986

1986

1989

1989

Finian Thomas
Fleet +

David Coyle
Melody Aces

Des McKeown
Skyrockets

GerryFahy
Fleet +

Tommy Ryan
Bandits +

Phil Lynott
Thin Lizzy

Andy Dunne
Editions +

John Frawley
Monarchs

Theo Cahill
Dixies

1987

1987

1987

1987

1987

1987

1988

1988

1988

Pat McGeegan
Skyrockets

Johnny Kelly
Capitol

Bobby O'Callaghan

Hugo Quinn
Clipper Carlton

Bram McCarthy
Capitol

Donie Collins

Arthur Madden
Airchords +

Gerry Cronin
Ohio

Maurice Lynch

 

1988

1999

1989

1983

1985

1998

1981

 

 

Benny Lamb

Dermot Walsh
Raindrops

John O'Gorman

Bert Carroll

Dave Dixon

Liam Ivory

Josie McIntrye
Express

Died pre-1980

1963

1964

1967

1969

1970

1973

1974

1977

1977

Maurice Mulcahy

Mallett Brothers

Paul Williams
Greenbeats

Danny Pearse
Lions +

Mick Bryan
Fairways

Billy Kelly
Johnny Flynn

Eddie Campbell
Real McCoy

Bertie Sherman
Tweed

Gerry Butler

 

1975

1975

1975

1975

1979

1979

1976

 

 

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Tony Geraghty
Miami

Brian McCoy
Miami

Fran O'Toole
Miami

Tom Dunphy
Royal, Big 8

Johnny Crean

Ivan McConville
Clippertones

Dermot Woodfull
Sugarshack, Pacific

 
     

1976

1975

1975

     
     

     
     

Ronnie Kettyles
Chad

Paul Kenny
Cotton Mill Boys

Frankie Hannon
Johnny Flynn

     
Year not yet determined - please send us an email if you know the year any of the following passed away.

Freddie Martin
Pacific

Harry Whitley
Oceans

Noel Maguire
Echos

Jim Dalton
Johnny Flynn +

Clem Quinn
Miami

Bobby Murphy
Arrows

Brian McGandy
Skyrockets

Ray Elliott
Billy  Brown Band

JIm Malone
Collegemen +

   

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Ivan Pepper
Tigers

Paddy Farrell
Clubmen

Mick Nolan
Jim Farley +

Mick Falahee
Donie Collins

Fergus O'Brien
Graduates

 

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