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  1. Pete Cresswell
    November 22, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Henry joined Eire Apparent in 66 BP. I know because that was the year i came over to Ireland from London as a guitarist to replace him. Remember you from those days as well and your columns. Hope he gets over this . Rang Josie yesterday but she was at hospital.

    Good Luck: Pete Cresswell

  2. Don McMahan
    November 22, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

  3. Don McMahan
    November 22, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    if you want to add something resent of Henry’s own band to this or any subsequent post feel free to grab the embed code. we shot this the last time Henry was in one of his favorite places, The Bridge Bar in Ramelton, County Donegal

  4. Steve Rawson
    November 24, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    It must’ve been mid-eighties – and early in the week, it being standard musos time off…and I’m having a beer with a musician mate in Kenny’s of Westland Row, Dublin (acoustic session origins of Johnny M/Pete and the Fleadhs)…..So next thing Henry sidles past with guitar case in hand, smiles,heads in the back. My mate’s mouth drops – Is that?!!! “Course”, says I, “he’s just catching up Johnny M, his old Sweeney’s Men mate, to play a few tunes. From Eire Apparent to Cocker/Woodstock to McCartney ….. to meeting up with his old Sweeney’s Men mate Johnny in the back of nowhere. Seems like a “have guitar will travel – its just….its just…… its what I know, its what I do” …for H. What an endearing and sweet tribute Beep – as always a wonderful way of expressing a deep love for the man, his music and legacy. And for Henry – the bestest, the sweetest, the mostest positive vibes for recovery

  5. Errol Walsh
    November 24, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    Nice one Beep

  6. BP Fallon
    November 24, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    Thank you, Don – much appreciated. Very downhome vibe off Henry’s performance in your video. Excellent.

  7. BP Fallon
    November 24, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Great story about Henry, Steve. Thank you.
    And Henry’s still with us, thank God.

  8. BP Fallon
    November 24, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    Cheers, Errol. Trust your music is choogling nicely!
    Warmest vibes,

  9. BP Fallon
    November 24, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    Ah, you joined Gene & The Gents when Henry left to join Ernie, Chris and Dave to form The People?
    Will the circle be unbroken? Yes.