Doc Watson in Dublin, 1981: more historic pictures
Thanks to Maeve Toner for these historic pictures of the concert in which her brother Niall presented Doc and Merle Watson at Liberty Hall, Dublin, thirty-one years ago, with Maeve herself and the Sackville String Band as the supporting acts.
The top photo shows Doc, and behind him (l-r) Maeve, Colin Beggan, and Liam Nolan of RTE. The second shows the back of Maeve's head, Merle Watson (centre), and Bill Whelan (right). The bottom photo shows the poster for the show. Maeve draws attention to the admission charge, £6.00.
Thanks again to Professor Jack Bernhardt of North Carolina, longtime McAuley Lecturer at the annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival at Omagh, who sends this link to a report in the Watauga Democrat, Doc's hometown newspaper, on the funeral service on Sunday, including the distinguished musicians among the large attendance.
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