Seán Potts RIP
The death has occured of the whistle player who played with Ceoltóirí Chualann and The Chieftains
An original member of Seán Ó Riada’s seminal Ceoltóirí Chualann and a founding member of The Chieftains alongside Paddy Moloney, Seán Potts died yesterday at the age of 83. One of traditional music’s finest whistle players, the Dublin-born Potts came from great musical stock (his uncle Tommy, for instance, was one of the country’s most distinctive fiddlers) and was a musicia capable of adding subtle, sweet notes to any tune,
You can hear a tribute to Potts on last night’s RTE Radio One’s Arena show, featuring Gay McKeown from Na Piobairi Uileann, Harry Hughes of the Willie Clancy Summer School, Peadar O Riada and Peter Browne, here.