In Memory of Pecker Dunne ( 1932 - 2012 )

In tribute to Pecker Dunne who passed away this week aged 80. He was a banjo player, folk singer and storyteller.  A member of the Traveller community he was born in Mayo in 1932.  Probably best known for O' Sullivans John which was also recorded by the Dubliners and others. 

Dunne became well known from his regular busking at GAA sporting fixtures, particularly in Munster. He performed alongside Richard Harris and Stephen Rea in the 1996 feature film Trojan Eddie.  The attached documentary profiles his life and music

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Comment by Doyle Family on December 22, 2012 at 17:55

what an inspiration especially to me growing up listening to his songs and music and now for me to be passing this onto my young family, pecker's song ''The Last Of The Travelling people'' was an idea for the title of our album being travellers ourselves. God rest pecker but deffinatley not foggotten but so sadly missed.

 

Simon Doyle & Family

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