In Memory

It is a sad fact that we are all getting older far too quickly. In this section of the website we would like to pay tribute to Sligo based musicians on whom the final curtain has come down all too soon.  

If you would like pay tribute to someone by adding them to this list, click here to let us know. If the last name is highlighted, click on it for more info! We are trying to get photos of all musicians here. Please let us know if you have one, we especially would like photos from the showband era.

Photo Last, First Home Town Instrument(s) Bands
Brennan,
Frankie
Tubbercurry,
Co. Sligo

 
Guitar Clefonaires Showband, Montrose
(Frankie sadly passed away in Oct., 2003)

He was a guitar player and singer with the Clefonaires Showband
for some years and later joined the Montrose
Showband that featured in the Showband Show on RTE
Doyle,
Tony
Sligo,
Co. Sligo

 
Vocals Clefonaires Showband
(Tony sadly passed away)
Duggan,
Gerry
Sligo,
Co. Sligo

 
Guitar Duggan Brothers, Brotherly Love
(
Sadly passed away 13 Sept, 2008).
Gerry was lead guitarist with Sligo most famous (and successful)
family band, the Duggan Brothers. They started as young lads in
town and eventually crossed Ireland, playing their unique style
of close harmony pop music. Although Gerry gave up playing
professionally many years ago, he remained a fixture on the Sligo
and national scene as one of the country's top architects. 
Dwyer,
Johnny
Riverstown,
Co. Sligo
Drums Cathal Dunne and Stateside
(Cathal told us that Johnny sadly passed away at a very young
age)
Fallon,
Bernie
Sligo,
Co. Sligo
Drums St. Mary's Ceili Bandshow, Smokey Mountain Ramblers,
Rocky Tops (Bernie sadly passed away on 23rd October, 2007)
Bernie was an original member and drummer with The Smokey Mountain Ramblers and The Rocky Tops. He started his career playing with the St. Mary's Ceili Bandshow before joining Pat Ely's band in the mid 1960's, along with long time band mate Tommy Higgins. After leaving the showband scene in the early 70's Bernie played the Sligo pub scene for many years before retiring from playing several years before his death.
Gordon,
Dave
Sligo
Co. Sligo
Vocals Dave and the Friends
(Dave sadly passee away)
Healy,
John
Sligo
Co. Sligo
Trumpet Savoy Swing Seven
(John sadly passed away)
Lynch,
Phillip
Sligo,
Co. Sligo
Drums Lincoln Express, Students, Powermen
(passed away in late 2008)
McDaniel,
Maisie
Sligo,
Co. Sligo
Vocals Nevada, Fendermen, Nashville Ramblers, Maisie & Fintan
(Maisie sadly passed away suddenly on the 28th June, 2008 at her
home in Sligo)
Maisie enjoyed a very successful solo career before being asked
to join the Nevada, but she would never perform with the band as
she was injured in a car accident before their first gig. She would
also front her own Fendermen, as well as the Nashville Ramblers.
She often appeared with husband Fintan Stanley in cabaret. 
She made a brief comeback on the scene in the 1980's but
had been retired from performing for many years.
 
Morrison,
Noel
Tubbercurry,
Co. Sligo
Bass Clefonaires Showband
(Noel sadly passed away)
Smith,
Dominic*
Sligo,
Co. Sligo
Drums Clefonaires Showband
(Dominic sadly passed away) 

Acknowledgements:
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