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GEOFF HARDEN

Geoff HardenTháinig scoth na gceoltóirí as Béal Feirste agus thart timpeall an Tuaiscirt le chéile ar na mallaibh faoi choinne ceolchoirme in ómós do Geoff Harden. Bhí an cheolchoirm ar cheann de bhuaiceanna d'Fhéile Cheathrú na hArdeaglaise. Ar na ceoltóirí a bhí páirteach bhí At First Light, Tommy agus Colum Sands, Rosemary Woods, Colin Reid, The McPeakes, Barry Kerr agus Siobhán Skates. Iriseoir a bhí in Geoff Harden a bhunaigh The Sunflower Folk club i mBéal Feirste le linn na n-ochtóidí agus bhí dlúthbhaint aige leis an Belfast Folk Festival fosta. Thar rud ar bith eile, bhí a chroí istigh sa cheol. Insíonn Neil Martin do Lynette Fay cad é go díreach a bhí chomh spesialta faoi Geoff.

 

Featuring performances from some of the finest musicians on the local scene, the recent concert in tribute to Geoff Harden was one of the highlights of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. At First Light, Tommy and Colum Sands, Rosemary Woods, Colin Reid, The McPeakes, Barry Kerr and Siobhán Skates were among those performing. Over 30 years, wherever good music was played in Belfast, from grass-roots local level to the international stars, you'd bump into Geoff Harden as organiser, journalist or simply a fan. Neil Martin remembers an unsung hero.



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