John Rooney R.I.P.

John Rooney R.I.P.

For those who may not yet know, I received the sad news last night that the celebrated piper John Rooney has passed away. I have great memories of him and his music from sessions over the years.

Deepest condolences to all his family and friends.

There is a thread over at C&F

http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=108384

Re: John Rooney R.I.P.

RIP to a mighty man.

Re: John Rooney R.I.P.

Sorry to hear the news. John was a nephew of Felix and Johnny Doran, and is said to have introduced Dave Williams to Paddy Keenan. I was fortunate to have a chance to hear him playing 15 years ago. He did his best to keep the tradition of travelling pipers with his son Larry.

Here’s mighty piping from John and Larry: https://soundcloud.com/the-roving-bachelor/john-larry-rooney-the-green-groves-of-erin-the-old-bush


May he rest in peace.