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Death of Omagh music legend Arty McGlynn

OMAGH music legend, Arty McGlynn, has died at the age of 75.

Mr McGlynn, who was one of Ireland’s most renowned guitarists and traditional musicians, passed peacefully away earlier at the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen following a short illness.

During an illustrious career, he performed with some of the country’s most popular showbands in the 1960s and 1970s, and with stars including Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Donal Lunny and Van Morrison.

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One of his last public performances was at this year’s Tyrone Fleadh in Omagh when he opened the event alongside his wife, Nollaig Casey.

Funeral arrangements will be confirmed later.

See tomorrow’s Ulster Herald for full story and tribute.

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