Folk singer and broadcaster Mary McPartlan dies at 65

President Higgins leads tributes to producer who conceived of Gradam Ceoil TG4 awards

Mary McPartlan: the singer and broadcaster ‘leaves a legacy of achievement for the arts that will endure’, according to President Michael D Higgins

Mary McPartlan: the singer and broadcaster ‘leaves a legacy of achievement for the arts that will endure’, according to President Michael D Higgins

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the Leitrim singer and broadcaster Mary McPartlan, who has died from cancer at the age of 65.

“It is with deep sadness that Sabina and I have heard of the death of a dear friend, Mary McPartlan, musical director, broadcaster, and one of Ireland’s great folk singers,” he said in a statement today. She “leaves a legacy of achievement for the arts that will endure”.

Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading.
only €1 first month

Insightful opinion is just a away.