Tommy Peoples

Ennis needs festival in 2020 to fill Fleadh void

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*Crowds gather for the 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Photograph by Eamon Ward An enhanced Fleadh Nua or separate traditional music festival is needed in Ennis for 2020. Having hosted Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2016 and 2017 as well as the 2018 and 2019 Munster Fleadh, a replacement festival must be lined up for …

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Calls to honour Tommy Peoples with Ennis school of music

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A weekly school of music in honour of acclaimed fiddle player Tommy Peoples could be held in Clare in the near future. Ennis councillor, Pat Daly has proposed that the town’s municipal district “investigate the possibility of arranging a Spring or Autumn School to be held in Ennis similar to the Willie Clancy Summer School …

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‘No one could imitate Tommy’s unique bowing style’

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TRIBUTES have been paid to the late Tommy Peoples, one of Co Clare’s most prolific musicians. Tommy passed away last Friday at the age of 70. Originally from St Johnstone in Donegal, Tommy lived in Toonagh, just outside Ennis, for the last 30 years. Chairman of last year’s All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Committee and driving …

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