Michael McGoldrick Obituary, Death – Michael (Micky) McGoldrick, who was our banjo player, keyboard player, and backing vocalist, passed away exactly thirty years ago today. Yesterday morning, all of us met together in the chapel in Altmore to celebrate the life and times of our friend Micky thirty years after his passing. The breathtaking hills of Tyrone served as the setting for this service, which took place in the location where Micky was laid to rest all those years ago. The band’s recollections of that tragic day are as fresh as they were when it first happened. Indeed it seems like only yesterday.
In the peace of the graveyard that was surrounded by trees, we said our prayers and shook hands with the deceased’s mother Teresa, sister Mel, and father Michael, as well as the other members of the family, all the while being aware that we were standing next to the grave of a young man who had only lived 20 years before he was laid to rest in heaven. Our suffering will never come close to matching the anguish that the McGoldrick family went through after the death of their only son Micky. On this sad day of remembrance, we are also remembering about Barry Mohan (All Folked Up), who, like Micky, was a fantastic musician but who passed away in a horrible accident in October of the previous year. Siobhan (O Kane), Micky’s sister, passed away 15 years after their family’s tragic loss. We remember her.
Pat Casey, Claire McCrystal, Helen Gormley, and Gerry Cunningham contributed to this report. Patsy Montague, Paul Faloon, Mark Faloon, Eugene Davey, Alsi Murray, and Damian Cullen, along with the other current and former members of More Power To Your Elbow, would like to express their condolences to the McGoldrick family. After thirty years, our recollection of Micky is just as clear and vivid as it was when we first met him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh an anam.