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Leading Irish musician and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin died at the age of 67

Micheal O & # 39; Suilleabhain described his sons Eoin and Moley in 2011 (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Micheal O & # 39; Suilleabhain described his sons Eoin and Moley in 2011 (Photo: Gerry Mooney)

Ireland's leading musician and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin has died at the age of 67.

Clonmel-like Co Tipperary was the professor emeritus of the Limerick University Music and the founder and director of the Irish Academy of Music.

He collaborated with the RTE Orchestra, and the broadcaster said that he was celebrating his "fusion of Irish traditional and classical music, especially with regard to his unique piano vocabulary".

He died last night in Limerick's Milford Hospice.

Many renowned musicians and academics, students and fans of Limerick University, respected the musician online.

Orchestra musician Liam Lawton honored, wrote; "Tonight, one of the great legends of Irish music has gone to his eternal reward." Micheal O Suilleabhain was a unique artist whose music brought together so many Irish music.

"His vision and talent created the road that many of us had traveled over the years, but no one could ever imitate the gift of Micheal O Suilleabhain, his music being a niche that will be remembered for a long time by all of us."

Irish Chamber Orchestra wrote; "It is a tough time that we, in the ICO, have learned from Miloch O Suilleabhain, the musician, composer, director, and great friend of ours.

"Mícheál was instrumental in reshaping the orchestra to Limerick and the ICO is an essential part of the Academy of the Irish World founded by Mícheál.

"We keep our deepest sympathy with Helen, Eoin, Moley, Luke and Noir for their terrible loss.

Tipperary County Councilor Siobhan Ambrose described O "Suilleabh" as a "acclaimed Irish musician, performer and composer".

He wrote; "I am very sad that I just heard some Clonmelsin's most famous son Micheál O & # 39; Suilleabháinin the course.

"Micheal died tonight at Milford Hospice in Limerick … He was a very proud Clonmel man."

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