Virginia and others - there will be a viewing at Friel's Funeral Chapel
Friday night from 6 until 8. The funeral will be at St. Joseph's Church in
Miltown Malbay at 1pm Saturday followed by burial in the Ballard Road
Cemetery in MM. We will miss him.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Virginia Blankenhorn" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: Tom Munnelly
> Tom honored me by inviting me to co-teach the song seminars at the Willie
> Clancy week for two years in the mid-eighties. These weeks are among my
> happiest memories -- Tom was such fun to be with, always looking for a
> laugh, always ready to skewer silly ideas -- but always (at least in
> with tact and kindness. It was no mean achievement to win the trust and
> regard of both the traditional communities in which he worked and the
> academic world - especially the latter, given his intolerance for hot air.
> Irish traditional song has been uncommonly blessed in having Tom as its
> chief champion and advocate, and I am so sad that heaven claimed him
> I could see him again.
> Has anyone heard about funeral arrangements? Never mind the welcome he's
> sure to get on the Other Side -- he deserves a glorious send-off here
> Virginia Blankenhorn
> On 8/30/07, Johnson Thomas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> So sorry to hear of Tom Munnelly's passing. Peter Laban at Miltown this
>> year mentioned Tom's brave battle against his illness. My condolences to
>> Tom's family and friends.
>> Thomas Johnson