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2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician

GUEST,Martin Ryan 03 Jan 19 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,kenny 03 Jan 19 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,kenny 03 Jan 19 - 01:40 PM
GUEST,kenny 03 Jan 19 - 01:42 PM
The Sandman 03 Jan 19 - 01:51 PM
Jim Carroll 03 Jan 19 - 02:19 PM
Vic Smith 03 Jan 19 - 02:21 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 03 Jan 19 - 02:41 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jan 19 - 02:52 PM
Felipa 03 Jan 19 - 02:57 PM
Dave Sutherland 03 Jan 19 - 03:52 PM
GUEST,Georgina Boyes 03 Jan 19 - 05:40 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 03 Jan 19 - 05:46 PM
Richard Mellish 03 Jan 19 - 05:50 PM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 04 Jan 19 - 08:01 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 04 Jan 19 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 04 Jan 19 - 01:21 PM
GUEST,Jack Warshaw 06 Jan 19 - 05:55 PM
Waddon Pete 07 Jan 19 - 06:32 AM
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Subject: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 01:22 PM

Sad to have to report the death of wellknown Irish singer, songwriter, musician, shantyman Tim Lyons. May he rest in peace.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 01:33 PM

I'm very sorry to hear that. I first encountered Tim as a member of "De Dannan", at a concert they gave in Dundee, circa 1978 - shame he never recorded with them. He had a great store of comic songs, as well as being a superb ballad singer. A very fine melodeon player as well. I got to know him a bit better when he toured Scotland with Fintan Vallely, and they played Aberdeen Folk Club a few times in the mid- 80s. An absolute gentleman, a great character with great musical talent and especially wit. A great loss to Irish traditional music - a tragic start to 2019. My condolences to his family and friends.
May he rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 01:40 PM

Found this on "Youtube" :

https://youtu.be/Oxl82jFeF88


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 01:42 PM

Also - and Tim performed this as a solo at the "De Dannan" concert in 1978 :

https://youtu.be/usr23rnvbrY


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 01:51 PM

RIP, Fine singer pleasant man always good company


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 02:19 PM

A truly great and dedicated singer who seems to have been around forever
He inspired me to take an interest in Irish song as, I am, sure he did others, in Ireland and in the U.K.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 02:21 PM

One of the truly great Irish singers, Tim Lyons. I heard him first on that superb album on the Trailer label, "The Green Linnet". I was overwhelmed by the quality of the singing on that album - and even more so when I heard him live.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 02:41 PM

I am shocked and saddened by this news. I still sing songs I learned 30 years ago from Tim. Another great voice gone.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 02:52 PM

There's a page on Tim Lyons at the Irish Traditional Music Archive (click).


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Subject: RE: Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 02:57 PM

an unusual story re Tim Lyons: https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/trad-singer-sues-historian-over-alcoholic-slur-201433.html because of a photograph of the singer with a pint which was used as a book illustration without his knowledge or consent.


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 03:52 PM

Very sorry to hear this bad news. I saw Tim many times from 1966 onwards and we booked him three times at Traditions at the Tiger, two of which occasions he stayed with us. A fine singer, musician and storyteller and not a bad songwriter either. RIP Tim.


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 05:40 PM

Another loss of a fine singer. Like Vic Smith I first heard Tim Lyons via his superb Trailer LP, "The Green Linnet". On record or live at Whitby, his singing was exceptional - an inspiration.


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 05:46 PM

Iím very sad to hear this. He was a wonderful, wide-ranging artist whom Iíve admired for decades. May he rest in peace - or else in great activity, playing up a storm in heaven.


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 03 Jan 19 - 05:50 PM

I think I only heard Tim live once, in the 70s, at a club that I only went to that once in order to hear him. But I have at least one of his songs in my repertoire. And I only recently bought the CD of him and his brother. Another fine singer gone. Very sad.


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 04 Jan 19 - 08:01 AM

Very sad news, what a lovely man, quite apart from his musical ability.
First met him in the mid sixties, on his 7 day tour of the Tyneside area, where he played a club every night. As a GD 'melodeon' player, I couldn't work out how Tim was achieving an acceptable bass on his chromatic box, so I asked him- he said (and I've never forgotten it)


'Jasus, I don't know, I look the other way'

Coming across him a few years ago in Roscommon on the launch of the excellent CD he did with brother John & family, I was delighted when he said he loved his trips to Tyneside best of all- a huge loss to Irish music, our condolences to Anna


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 04 Jan 19 - 08:49 AM

Lovely story, Jim!

Regards


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 04 Jan 19 - 01:21 PM

Funeral arrangements at:

https://www.rip.ie/death-notice/tim-tadhg-lyons-athenry-galway/375475

Regards


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: GUEST,Jack Warshaw
Date: 06 Jan 19 - 05:55 PM

Deeply saddened to hear of Timís death. Though we didnít meet for many years Iíl always remember him as a fine singer and a warm hearted friend. I was always glad to be with him in London and at home, sharing music and enjoying his family hospitality. My condolences to Anna, his wife, John his brother and the Lyons family.


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Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Tim Lyons, singer, songwriter, musician
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 07 Jan 19 - 06:32 AM

Another fine singer who contributed so magnificently to the music we all love. I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread and my thoughts are with his family and friends.

Peter


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