Pat Broderick RIP
I was shocked and saddened to hear the news yesterday evening that Pat Broderick had died. I’m sure that members here will be glad to share memories of this wonderful uilleann piper from that great south Galway musical family. I’ve got many good memories myself, including a rather hazy one from late 70s Galway. It was the day that Francie MacPeake came to town. There was a session in Cullen’s that evening and the smoke signals were duly sent out to uilleann pipers from far and wide. Soon there was a convoy heading from Cullen’s to the Baltimore (must have been ‘78) for the night session with Pat Broderick, Eugene Lambe, Jackie Small, Peter Galligan (not a piper) & sundry others in tow. A great session, and a late session, undoubtedly ensued. As I’ve already said, it’s a hazy memory. Indeed I might add that it was probably a hazy memory the very next day.
Rest in peace, Pat, and thank you for your music, your encouragement and your friendship.