R.I.P. Kevin Henry

Re: R.I.P. Kevin Henry

I was very saddened to hear this. I just discovered Kevin Henry’s music and recitations in the last 18 months or so. From the interviews I’ve seen with him he seemed like a wonderful man with a passion for sharing and keeping Irish Trad and culture alive in Chicago. I never met the man, but I’ve listened to his album "One’s Own Place, A Family Tradition" often. Good Man Kevin! Rest In Peace!

Re: R.I.P. Kevin Henry

A sad loss indeed - “Rex” alone was worth the cost of that album several years back, and the flute playing isn’t too shabby either. Condolences to his family and friends.

Re: R.I.P. Kevin Henry

Thank you for posting the Mullagh recording, Kenny. I very much appreciate it. Also, Steamwilkes, thank you! Brilliant musician, Kevin Henry, he will be remembered.

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We met Kevin and his wife at Willie Week and at Tubbercurry 2002 if I remember correctly. We played in Brennan’s in Tubber and Kevin showed us his double chanter and his set of pipes with the mother-of-pearl stock. A gentle man. He talked about the Boys of the Lough playing a concert in Chicago and Cathal seeking out Kevin and his wife in the audience as they looked like "country people" meant in a good way.

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Darn. I have his album and it’s great. A tune I associate with him is the reel called "Dermot Grogan’s"; the only other person I’ve heard play it is the flute player Seán Gavin. His version of "Ah Surely" on an F flute is also wonderful. This is a sad coincidence as I have been playing his brother John’s "Wise Maid", all twelve parts of it.

Re: R.I.P. Kevin Henry

So sad to hear this. He was a kind man and a brilliant musician, and he told GREAT stories.

Condolences to his family and friends.