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Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
15-Mar-18 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Liam ”g ”' Flynn (1945-2018)
Subject: RE: Obit: Liam ”g ”' Flynn (1945-2018)
'That's lovely, Peter.'

I don't know Steve, all those memories are filling my head. I didn't mention how the crowds erupted each time the pipes came in during the Planxty reunion concerts in Ennis in the naughties. or the time the RTE symphony orchestra did a Clare residency and we went to their concert in the Church in Kilkee on a miserable winter's night where they did DvorŠk nr 9, The New World, and the Breandan Voyage. My little fella was ten or twelve at the time and it was the first time he came face to face with a full orchestra. We told him we were going to listen to Liam Flynn and he expected the usual diddly stuff and was completely mesmerised and overwhelmed on the night.There was one of the early Micho Russell memorials too, Paddy Canny was there and hosts of others, Flynn did a solo appearance and played the whistle particularly lovely on the occasion. All that stuff comes floating back now.