Tommy Sheridan RIP

Tommy Sheridan – ukulele player & friend

 

Tommy Sheridan RIP

19/02/2016

Dear  Ukulele Friends,

Its with a really heavy heart I’m letting you know our very dear friend and fellow uker Tommy Sheridan has passed away.

Tommy had a number of great passions in his life including his golf but when Tommy found the ukulele he embraced it with a wonderful enthusiasm and we found a wonderful friend in him.

Tommy’s particular ukulele hero was George Formby and he was a regular at the George Formby Society in the UK where he also made many friends.

From the early days of the UkuHooley/Dun Laoghaire Ukulele Club Tommy was a cheerful presence each Saturday morning and was always ready to help beginners with his knowledge, skills and kindness. He also was a regular at RUGS on Mondays and appeared on all the Ukulele Hooley Festival’s since 2009 when we began.

The ukulele community in Dublin will not be the same without Tommy, he was so warmly regarded and loved.

In the words of many of his friends “Tommy is a Legend!”

There are some great clips of Tommy on Youtube but I love this one of the early days in UkuHooley where Tommy is demonstrating one of his beloved Formby songs and is in his element.

Goodbye old friend, we’ll miss you but never forget you.

Tony Boland

6 thoughts on “Tommy Sheridan – ukulele player & friend

  1. T: truthful.
    O: obliging.
    M: musical.
    M: meaningful.
    Y: young at heart.

    This is what Tommy means to me with the descriptive words that pictures him in my mind so strongly!!
    It’s the ukulele that keeps his spirit alive within the Dún Laoghaire ukulele group as we continue his dream!!

  2. Just returned from the g.f.s convention in Blackpool. So sorry to here the passing of our dear friend Tommy Sheridan a lovely man will be sadly missed by all the members of the g.f.s. We extend our heartfelt thoughts to his family and friends in Ireland rest in peace Tommy Geoff &dolwyn shone

  3. I knew Tommy hadn’t been too well lately and he’d missed recent George Formby conventions in Blackpool. I missed him sitting on our table in the restaurant, when I heard of his passing today I felt so sad.
    Tommy had a wonderful sense of humour and enjoyed listening to a joke or two and he loved his ukeulele he’d just had it renovated and was so proud of it.
    What a lovely man I’m proud to have been a friend to Tommy.
    Des fellow member of G.F.S.

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