Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


Kevin Moyna RIP by midatlanticcce
August 14, 2009, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Úll Mór, General Announcement, NYC

Sad news on the passing of Kevin Moyna:

MOYNA, Kevin, age 57 died July 31 in New York City. Irish musician, (“The Back of Beyond”), dear husband to Deborah Meehan, brother of Gerard, father of Mary, Ciara, Dubhan, grandfather of Seamus.  Please visit the Notice for Kevin Moyna.

Along with Niall O’Leary and Marie Reilly, Kevin Moyna helped found the Úll Mór CCE, Comhaltas’s Manhattan branch, in October 1997.  An accomplished fiddler, singer, guitarist, and composer, he played sessions regularly in New York City from 1997 onwards in places such as O’Lunney’s on 43rd Street, Doc Watson’s on 2nd Ave., O’Neill’s on 3rd Ave., Flannery’s on 14th Street, and Gibbon’s in Rego Park, Queens. He also guested with various bands in NYC over the years. His last public appearance was in concert with Tommy Peoples at Mr. Dennehy’s in Greenwich Village in January 2009.  He was suffering with lung and bone cancer before his untimely passing. Kevin was an inspiration to all who knew him and will be sadly missed.

From Niall O’Leary

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