Joe Madden (Galway, New York) RIP
We have lost another musical icon. Our dear friend Joe Madden has passed on. He was a great accordion player from Galway and influenced many of the best traditional musicians in the New York area down through the years.
Joe suffered serious damage to his spinal cord in a fall at his home last weekend. After major surgeries to try to stabilize his condition, he was removed from life support this evening (Friday) and passed away.
He will be terribly missed by his wife Helen, his daughter Joanie and her six siblings, as well as all of those whom he befriended through his music.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.