John Lyons RIP

John Lyons RIP

A huge loss for Ann his wife, his extended families as well as County Clare and traditional music & song, John passed away yesterday 20/7/2019 following illness, sadly not that long after losing his brother Tim.

A sincere and gifted singer and accordion player, he had a phenomenal memory for tunes and words. An excellent session host and the mainstay of Malachy’s Friday night sessions for decades, plus more recently the Saturdays in the Abbey Tavern in the same village of Quin.

He’s left us TWO families of musicians, some great memories, and a huge hole in traditional music.


Re: John Lyons RIP

John was a gentleman, a fine musician and singer and a good friend. His passing is very sad news. He will be very much missed. His legacy is his very musical family who will continue the tradition. Leaba i measc na Naomh agus na n-Aingeal go bhfaighe a anam uasal.