Pat Begley, RIP

Pat Begley, RIP

I just got the news that Pat Begley passed away on 29th December, after an illness.

Pat was a familiar figure in and around Southampton, and hosted / organised many, many Irish sessions, both in Southampton and Wickham too.

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My condolences to Angie and his family.
He was always welcome at sessions in Miltown Malbay when he was in town.
Friendly and a joy to play beside.
RIP.

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Hi Jim
That’s sad indeed!
Lovely man, happy music, happy days. It was through Pat that I met you Jim.
What was that place in Southampton? The Gantry?

Kind thoughts and condolences to Angie, Kate, Lucy, all family and friends.

RIP Pat

All the best
Brian x

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Hi Brian, I think it was either the Talking Heads or the Bent Brief. Must have been a decade ago, at least!

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Very sad news
Pat was a great session host- always encouraging and it is a pleasure to have played with him.

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So sad to loose Pat. A great man for holding a session together. A good friend.

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Rest In Peace Pat. You will be missed in Hampshire and Miltown Malbay.

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So sorry to hear of the passing of Pat.
Attended some great sessions at Talking Heads, picked
up lots of new tunes and met some really nice people.
Bazz IoW

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very sad news, pat was a lovely man, It was always nice to see him around Southampton and at Wickham festival, last time I saw him was at Southampton airport, we were going to Dublin, god bless you.

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Kate told me the sad news at the time but I have only just seen this thread - I met Pat back in the old days (about 1975/1978) at the Marsh Hotel (long gone now) by the Itchen Bridge - with Tom Hanley, Jamie Davidson, Fiddlin Doc Baker, Pat the Hat, Chris Rooney , to name but a few, after which we would sleep on his floor - lovely man, always a twinkle in his eye and always a warm welcome, love to Angie and family

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Pat Begley made me welcome at the Hobbit 3 years ago. His quiet encouraging eye when he made me play polkas is rare to find at a session when you first arrive wondering about what the standard of play is & if you’ll fit in. I felt lucky to know him & his wife Angie both of whom had that rare quality of ‘come all ye’ the true spirit of traditional music. That Dublin tone & humour made me feel right at home. I miss him.