Memorial concert for 'Wee Patrick'
McLaughlin, affectionately known as ‘Wee Patrick’,
lost his fight for life at Beaumont Hospital on
November 19, 2008. There was great sadness felt all
over Inishowen that this lovely, sincere, quiet and
very talented singer would no longer entertain us
and that his absence would leave a great void in our
Patrick was the loving husband of Mary and father to
Frances, Charles and Patricia, grandfather, and
brother to Anne, and especially a dear friend to us
all who knew him.
Because of his love for music and the many people
whose lives were touched by his wonderful singing, a
few people have got together to organise a musical
tribute to celebrate Patrick’s life.
That special memorial
concert will take place in the Malin Hotel on
Thursday, November 26 at 8.30pm. The audience can
look forward to artists including The Country Boys,
Hugh McMonagle, Shunie Crampsey, Patsy Cavanagh,
Hugh P, Danny McCarron, Cavanagh Bros, Dominic
McDaid, Billy Martin, Robbie Cunningham and the
Ramblers Showband. St Mary's Choir in Bocan, where
Patrick was a life long member, will bring this
memorable night to a close.
Admission is just €5 and, as requested by his
family, all proceeds will jointly go to the Ard
Aoibheann Alzheimer’s Unit, Carndonagh, and the East
Inishowen Special Needs group.
Please come along for
what will certainly be a night to remember. Patrick
will never be forgotten by his family and friends,
but neither will he be forgotten in Inishowen as his
wonderful gift of singing entertained and enthralled
people everywhere. May he rest in peace.