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Ted McKenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 19 Jan 2019, 12:49
by Jay Jay
I'm absolutely shocked and saddened to hear the news this morning from friends that Ted McKenna has passed away.
Another one of Rory's great drummers will be joining him in the heavens. My sincere condolences to all Ted's family and friends.

From Gerry McAvoy..
I'm lost for words creating this post. I lost my friend and comrade this morning.After what should have been a routine operation,there were complications,meaning Ted started hemorrhaging blood.Sadly the surgeons could not stop the bleeding.I spoke with Ted on Thursday,wished him good luck and told him we will speak on Saturday.I'm devastated.Ted was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.A brilliant musician. He was a big man with a big heart, and he has left us all with a big hole in our lives.My thoughts are with Laura,Casey,Heather and Claire,and everyone who's lives were touched by the big man.RIP Ted from myself, Marcel,Davy,and all those musicains who had the pleasure of playing with one of the finest drummers of all time.



Ted MeKenna R.I.P

Re: Ted Mckenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 19 Jan 2019, 14:32
by CiaSeattle
Oh no, can't believe it. What a tragedy to lose someone so suddenly and unepectedly. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Re: Ted Mckenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 19 Jan 2019, 17:25
by SUBY1974
I am absolutely in shock and devastated. My condolences to Ted and his family and friends. We saw Ted play with Gerry and Marcel in Ballyshannon and Edinburgh. He was and is such a great drummer. I feel very privileged to have heard his drumming and I can understand why Rory chose him as his drummer. I still can't believe this has happened. I cannot get my head around it. I know you are with Rory now and one day I hope to see you play again Ted, in another time and space. Such sad terrible news but he left a magnificent drumming legacy. RIP Ted McKenna. He was a good man, always had a smile on his face and had great sense of humour. Subrata.xxxx :cry:
Susie did not live that far from him in Scotland and she still has the towel, Ted threw to the audience after the Band Of Friends played in Ballyshannon in 2013. She is devastated by the news.
https://youtu.be/wbBavlmi5Vs
https://youtu.be/lROruo8G7Yo
https://youtu.be/9PJ6FgZ9tJ8
https://youtu.be/_FSk-IvMYFM https://youtu.be/anCZvwKiWl0 Susie and I were in the audience.
https://youtu.be/jqbsPmsiz9I We were there too.
https://youtu.be/4Xi56gup_2o Magnificent. Listen to Ted solo drumming here.
https://youtu.be/GnW2mg643qw
I am glad Ted got to do what he loved i.e drumming and had an amazing career. His drumming legacy will live on forever!!
Thankyou so much Ted for keeping Rory's music alive with
everyone else in the Rory family. Thankyou for passing your drumming knowledge to the next generation. God bless. xxx My thoughts and prayers are also with Donal, Gerry, Marcel and Davy Knowles.

Re: Ted Mckenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 19 Jan 2019, 17:44
by vox040
I am so saddened to hear the news. I just seen and talked to Ted here in California a few weeks ago. He was a very kind person with a great sense of humor. God bless you Ted, your music will live on.

Re: Ted Mckenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 19 Jan 2019, 20:44
by chrissy d
Sad news on the passing of Ted McKenna always a pleasure watching him playing the big top in Ballyshannon each year .Always love his brilliant drumming on the Stage struck album.Condolences to his family and friends RIP bigman.

Re: Ted Mckenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 20 Jan 2019, 11:06
by vasdis
It won't just be The Great Gig In The Sky now ,there are enough musicians up there to have The Great Festival In The Sky,

Re: Ted Mckenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 20 Jan 2019, 16:35
by blues blooded
Yesterday morning, quite by chance, I randomly selected a cd to play in the car. It was Rory Gallagher- Stage Struck. On arriving home from the supermarket, I read that Ted McKenna had died. So sad

Re: Ted McKenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 20 Jan 2019, 17:43
by leftyaxeman
RIP Ted. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Re: Ted McKenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 20 Jan 2019, 19:54
by Dwana Horner
OMG.. I just saw this .. :( I had this impulse to play "Rory Gallagher Collections ..and it's still playing. Rest in Peace Ted, rest in Peace..

Re: Ted McKenna R.I.P

PostPosted: 21 Jan 2019, 00:19
by RobertaSparrow
This generation is fading away, at least from this side of the journey. Rest in peace Ted. In the flinty light....