Tallaght Uileann Piper Plays at Gay Byrne’s Funeral

Pictured Uilleann Piper Eamonn Walsh from St Maelruans Park, Tallaght playing at St Fintan’s cemetery Dublin for the late broadcaster Gay Byrne. Eamonn played as the cortege arrived at the gates of St Fintan’s cemetery and again at the graveside.

Among the pieces of music Eamonn played was “The Parting Glass”, “You Raise Me Up” and after the coffin was lowered into the grave, Eamonn played “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone from the Film “The Mission”.

Eamonn received a round of applause after the lament and Gay Byrne’s wife Kathleen Watkins and members of the Byrne family thanked Eamonn and said they were moved by the beautiful haunting sound of the Uilleann Pipes.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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