R.I.P. Darren Maloney

R.I.P. Darren Maloney

I just heard through the facebook grapevine that Darren Maloney passed away last Thursday. I don’t know any of the circumstances, unfortunately. I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but I sure did enjoy and admire his banjo playing!

Re: R.I.P. Darren Maloney

Didn’t meet him either but he was great player - his workshop advice on minimising movement with left hand and holding on to notes where possible really improved my playing

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Re: R.I.P. Darren Maloney

He was here in Ithaca NY last November for a house concert. I played a few tunes with him at the end; a couple on box, and then he played my banjo and I played his. It was a good night, and I was impressed with his ability
to improvise and add a lot of life to everything he played. He was only 42. He will be missed.

Re: R.I.P. Darren Maloney

Very sad to hear of this. I met him at The Farnham Arms in about 2012 and he was just full of ideas that sometimes went off in unusual directions. His playing and approach to music was captivating, just a regular guy with an enormous talent…………..