Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


Dermot Grogan Memorial CD! by midatlanticcce
November 11, 2009, 11:16 am
Filed under: CD Release, Fundraiser, Ireland

Dermot Grogan CD Release!

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Dermot Grogan was a gifted and influential musician from the parish of Kilmovee, Co. Mayo who lived much of his life in Manchester, London and New York, and who passed away in 2006 at the age of forty-eight. Many of us in the New York area had the good fortune to enjoy his playing, company and friendship for a number of years. We are delighted to announce that a CD of Dermot’s playing is being released this week by his family and friends. As well as satifying the very necessary goal of getting Dermot’s music and style out into the wider world, this CD will also benefit the Mayo-Roscommon Hospice which provided care for him. All proceeds will be donated to the their cancer research fund. The CD will be priced at $20 (when purchased directly….. or $22.25 with postage when ordere by mail).  A $20 donation will be made to the hospice fund for EVERY CD PURCHASED

The CD features 21 tracks of Dermot’s solo playing on both flute and accordion. It has been compiled from different places and different times of Dermot’s life and is a high-quality product, painstakingly and lovingly put together by Gregory Daly and Paul Waldron in conjunction with Dermot’s sister Bridie and brother-in-law John Finan, with mastering by John Blake, another of Dermot’s friends. It also includes a 16 page booklet about Dermot’s life and music.

The purpose of this post is get an idea of the number of CDs to ship over from Ireland. Please contact Tony Horswill at tonyhorswill@hotmail.com to pledge an interest or for more information regarding an order.

We anticipate distributing the CDs via a grass-roots Irish music community initiative (e.g. by making it available at sessions in the New York metro area and via email soliciations, such as this). This will help to keep costs down, and also seems fitting for the type of person that Dermot was and the relationship we had with him.

Tony Horswill and Arlene Wallace

Great CD of a great musician!  Be sure to pick one of these up!

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