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Peter Laban

Chris Droney - RIP

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More sad news, Chris Droney has died unexpectedly on Wednesday.

 What a loss.

 

Deathnotice: https://rip.ie/death-notice/chris-droney-bell-harbour-clare/433193

 

Deathnotice at Clare FM, with funeral arrangements : https://www.clare.fm/obituaries/chris-droney-bell-harbour/

 

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Edited by Peter Laban

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Thanks for posting this, Peter. I just heard the sad news from his daughter Ann.

 

There is not much you can say about this good man that hasn't been already said over the many years. I was blessed to have played a few tunes with him; he was a big influence on me in many ways from my earliest days attempting to play the concertina. May he rest in peace.

 

I've taken the liberty of attaching a tune that I learned from his playing: Cruacha Glasa Na hEireann. Somehow it seems appropriate.

 

Dan

Cruacha.pdf

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What  a great age to  reach!   May  we  all manage    that  span  of  life,  and  he  was in   good form  up until  quite  recently.

The end of  an  era.  RIP  Chris  Droney.

 

Really lovely  photos  Peter!!

Edited by Geoff Wooff

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That man played the concertina for 87 years! 

 

He was always in good form when I saw him, irrepressable always. He had a small stroke on Sunday, walked to the ambulance under his own steam, or so I was told.

 

End of an era in one way but from his grandfather and father to his children and grandchildren , there is a wonderful continuity of music and concertinaplaying too.

 

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More tributes on Clare FM : https://www.clare.fm/featured-2/tributes-paid-across-clare-legendary-concertina-player-chris-droney/

 

Journal of Music : https://journalofmusic.com/news/rip-concertina-player-chris-droney

 

Clare Herald : http://clareherald.com/2020/09/legendary-concertina-player-chris-droney-passes-away-19244/

 

 

 

Edited by Peter Laban

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