Bap Kennedy RIP

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Trib­utes have been pour­ing in to West Belfast singer-song­writer Bap Kennedy who died last week from pan­cre­atic cancer.

“This is such sad news,” rues Mark Knopfler who pro­duced Bap’s 2012 al­bum, The Sailor’s Re­venge. “He was an extremely tal­ented and com­mit­ted song­writer who ap­plied him­self to his craft at all times. I have noth­ing but happy mem­o­ries of our days and nights in the stu­dio and out on the road.”

““Bap was loved by both fans and mu­si­cians in equal mea­sure. Van’s thoughts are with Brenda, and the fam­ily, at this very sad time,” says a spokesper­son for The Man.

Malo­jian, AKA Lur­gan trou­ba­dour Steve Scul­lion, re­flects: “I first met Bap when he came along to The Deer’s Cry al­bum launch many moons ago. I couldn’t be­lieve it and was to­tally star struck. I feel lucky and priv­i­leged to have been able to open for Bap and his band a cou­ple of times since then. Any time I met him he was a re­ally lovely guy, funny, su­per cool and hugely sup­port­ive. RIP.”

See hot­ for an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of Donal Cogh­lan, the for­mer Hin­ter­land man who also passed away this fort­night.

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