Friday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m. will be the next Philadelphia Ceili Group’s First Friday Session at the Irish Center, 6813 Emlen St, Philadelphia, PA 19119.
All level of players are invited. Beginners and learners are especially welcome to try their session “sea legs” in the first hour , where the tempo will be slower and questions are encouraged. Hollis Payer leads the session. Questions: contact Hollis at 215.248.6468 or through her website.
We are very sad to report that on Wednesday, March 1st 2017 at only 66, Ed Clark passed away suddenly in his home in South Philly.
Eddie played bodhran, tin whistle, and bones in local sessions throughout Philadelphia over the years including Fergie's, The Plough and the Stars, The Irish Center and the Shannachie to name a select few.
Ed was known and loved by the musicians and the Irish organizations he supported. He was well versed in history and song, and was the steady heartbeat of the session. Eddie was always one to share a story, a memento or keepsake or a homemade cassette recording with those who knew him.
He is survived by at least 2 nieces, Loretta and Kim, with whom he was very close. On their behalf, a fund has been created to help offset the cost of his cremation and services. Ed was not sick and did not set up a will or any legally valid directions and therefore the expense is falling upon his remaining family.
We are confident that Ed's legacy in the Irish Philadelphia community will be carried on through those with whom he influenced and came to know. Information on services will be made available as soon as possible.
We thank you in advance for any generosity, every bit will help the family cover these sudden and unfortunate circumstances.
To make a donation, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/edclarksfuneralexpenses