Féile an Fhómhair

Belmullet Traditional Music Festival

Tribute to Paddy Joe Heanue of Inishturk

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014

Tribute to Paddy Joe Heanue of Inishturk

Paddy Joe was born March 21, 1947. Aged 65 years he was the eldest son of Packie and Bridget Heanue. He grew up in his home in the harbour of Inishturk along with his sister Mary and brothers Jack and Bill. This was a home that welcomed so many people over the years.

He loved the music and songs, going to Fleadhs and places where traditions were respected and cherished in the souls of the people. He was known to sing a song at the drop of a hat, his towering presence at 6’4″ ensuring an attentive and appreciative audience was he sang some old ballad close to his heart.

A tribute concert for Paddy Joe will take place as part of Féile an Fhómhair on Saturday 27th Sept ’14 showcasing Inishturk musicians.