A renowned fiddle player from Armagh has passed away at his home in Sussex, England. Brendan McGlinchey, one of the greatest musicians that Armagh city has ever produced, had been ill with cancer for some time. He was 79-years-old.
Irish traditional music lost one of its finest composers and players in the passing of Paddy Fahey at the age of 102. His tune compositions, some 60 in number, were lyrical and elegant, melancholic and haunting, and have entered the repertoire of almost every fiddle player in the country. His jigs, reels and hornpipes have left an indelible imprint on our musical tradition.