Mayor of Limerick city and county pays tribute to musical legend…

Mayor of Limerick city and county pays tribute to musical legend…

June 4, 2021 wpimufqwmftm 0

first_imgTHE Mayor of the city and county of Limerick, Cllr Michael Sheahan, has paid tribute to local musical legend, Sammy Benson, who passed away over the Easter weekend.Speaking today, Cllr Sheahan said Mr Benson has left an incredible legacy, passing on a love of music to thousands of young musicians throughout his lifetime.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We were due to have our 50th International Band Championship this year and when I think of that event, I think of Sammy Benson proudly walking down O’Connell Street for so many years with his Limerick City Brass and Reed Band waving to the public,” he said.Sammy Benson moves to his own beat on St Patrick’s Day“He was a larger than life character, and always a proud Limerick man when he represented Limerick at St Patrick’s Day events internationally, particularly in the USA.“He was a gentleman with a kind heart and Limerick will greatly miss him. My condolences go to his wife Dolie, daughter Marian, sons Sam, Ed and Pat, extended family and his many, many friends. Thanks for the memories Sammy.” he added.The Mayor has announced that a special prize will be presented at next year’s International Band Championship to the best Limerick band to recognise Sammy’s unique contribution to the musical and band life of Limerick. Facebook Twitter NewsMayor of Limerick city and county pays tribute to musical legend Sammy BensonBy Meghann Scully – April 14, 2020 492 Advertisement Printcenter_img Linkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleStand Up For Mental Health call for state intervention into mental health crisisNext articleQUIZ: Can you name every Limerick All-Star this century Meghann Scullylast_img

 

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