Johnny Fean

Condolence Book for

Johnny Fean

Moy Park, Shannon, Clare

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In 1969 we hung out in the Wimby Bar then Came Horslips and Johnny went to Jetland and around Ireland & the World Playing his Wonderful Music and had a very Successful Life in Music.
Condolence to all his Family,
Christy Delaney.
— Christy Delaney
Growing up in early seventies Ireland was pretty bleak. NI troubles, oil crisis and one bad news story after another. Out of all of this some light for us young uns. Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy and the brilliant Horslips. RIP Johnny forever young.
— John Bourke
Johnny was one of the finest guitarists, bar none, in the best band ever. Plus a really nice person. Thank you Johnny - R.I.P. Sir.
— Dave Roche
Sincere condolences to Johnny,s wife, family,bandmates and friends. He was a hero to us fans a great guitar player and vocalist who will be sadly missed.
RIP Johnny
— Raymond Howe
So sad to hear of that passing of Johnny. I have so many memories of the band playing over the years my first was in Filmore West in Bray. May he rest in peace
— Carole
My sincere condolences for your loss, horslip band member. I have very good memories of you playing at the town hall in Killarney, early 70's .remember the excitement around town when everybody told each other that you would be coming down to Killarney. You were magic, you brought lightness of being, transcending.this was not too long before i left for Amsterdam. Love your music. May he rest in peace
— Margaret o Sullivan, Amsterdam
My Sincerest condolances to Johnnies Family, Friends and Bandmates.
When Horlsips did a gig in RTE in 2006 I gave Johnny the poster from The Tàin
and the Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part album and he got them signed by all the
band for me.
The nicest bloke.
R.I.P. Johnny
— Paul Flynn
Sincere condolences to the Fean family and extended families and your fellow Horslips band members,on the sad passing of Johnny. Thank you very much for wonderful music over the last 50 years plus. Will always be remembered in Galway. May You Rest In Peace.
— Jimmy Howley
To Shearie and all the Fean family, we were very sorry to hear about Johnny's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. May he rest in peace
— Margaret and Ray OConnor Meelick
Johnny was such an inspirational player with an amazing sound and touch, as the saying goes “he had the touch” the few times I met him he was a humble warm person. A huge loss to us all. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Johnny.
— Mo O'Connor
Sincere condolences to Shearie and all the Fean family. Johnny was an inspirational musician and will be sadly missed. RIP Johnny
— Sheila Rynn Shannon Co Clare
Sincere condolences to all of Johnny’s family.
Very fond memories of seeing Johnny playing at the Archway Tavern with his band the Treat.
I will always remember his brilliant guitar playing. RIP.
— Greg Collins Cork
To Ray and all the family, our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Deepest sympathies, from Ann, Denis, Linda & Jenny
— Jennifer Allen
Sincere condolences to all John's family. Thank you John for all the great times and music we had in the sixties at the Shannon Youth Club with you and your guitar. Rest in Peace John.
— David Mangan and Angela Roche
Sleep well Johnny. Thanks for all the great memories you made our lives fun back in the day
— John O'Neill
RIP Johnny Fean and thanks for those awesome guitar riffs.
A legendary guitarist with the most under-rated band on the planet, years ahead of their time.
My parents introduced me to Horslips with Dancehall Sweethearts in the 1970’s – along with The Táin the greatest album I ever heard – every song is superb – their rendition of “King of the Fairies” still gives me goosebumps.
My sincere condolences to all the Fean family on the sad passing of Johnny.
May he Rest in Peace
— John Fitzsimons
Fabulous and treasured memories of horslips gigs from the rainbow Finsbury park, imperial college, craughwell village hall and on and on. Thank you so much Johnny. Deepest condolences to all your family and friends.
— Jeremy Bird
Johnny was an outstanding musician. I remember the day I went into Golden Discs after school with pocket money from a Saturday job, to get hold of "Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part" I still listen to it fifty years on; it's a magnificent and varied LP Record with a unique Sleeve. I have travelled to far away places to see Johnny and the Band perform their magic to captive audiences several times in the 1970's, always worthwhile, exciting and never ever a disappointment.

Sincere condolences to all of the Fean family for your loss of the wonderful talented Johnny.
— Bryan Lambert
Such great memories from the horslips gigs from over 40 years ago, the music lives on in your recording and our hearts,
— Patrick Timbs
Condolensces to Maggie & family on the passing of a true legend ..may he Rest peacefully.
— Peter burke
Deepest condolences to all Johnny's family. His music made us so proud of our Irishness. May he rest in peace. Duff Family - Sydney
— Sean & Anne Duff
Sincere condolences to Margaret and all the Fean family on the sad passing of Johnny May he Rest in Peace
— Mags and Ger Doran Kilgarvan Co Kerry
Deepest condolences to the extended Fean family of Johnnys passing
I have great memories of the brilliant Horslips down through the years which Johnny was a brilliant musician
May he rest in peace
God bless him
— Johnny Ellard
Comhbhrón ó chroí leis an teaghlach agus cairde go léir. Is dóigh liom go mbeidh níos mó ceoil fós ar neamh, agus as seo amach. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam dílis. Tiamdae
— Tiamdae OCongail
Sincere condolences to all the Fean family. Johnny was an inspirational musician and will be sadly missed.
RIP Johnny.
— Pete and Rose Spelman
Condolences to all family . So many memories of Johnny's super talent. Specially in London . Humble man too . A one off. May he R.i.P
— Pat Hayes
Sincere condolence to Johnny's family, friends and Eamon, Barry, Jim and Charles. Absolutely devastated, he was a gentleman. And a gifted musician. Always open to talk to fans and just a lovely guy. "I'll Be Waiting ". Irish music legend, never be forgotten.
— Jerry O Connor
My sincere condolances to Johnny's family and friends.
Johnny's music and guitar playing has brought me a lot of pleasure over the years.
I remember seeing them in the New Arch Ballroom in Sixmilebridge back in the 70s
God bless you, Johhny
— Paul Stewart
Sincere and heartfelt condolences from a lifetime Johnny Fean and Horslips fan,resident in New Zealand for many years. A true legend gone from us, but his music will stay and be celebrated always
— Gerry Fitzgerald
Sincere sympathy to Maggie and to the Fean families on this sad occasion.We are all poorer for Johnny's passing.Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.
— Joe & Brid Walsh,Shannon,Co Clare
I met Johnny in London, where he played for sad emigrant children with the soul of one who knew us all. Meeting him was like being friends with God. I am heartbroken by his passing. I've been so long away from home, I almost made this place my own....
— Donnacha Kavanagh
Condolences to Johnny's family, friends and bandmates. Been a fan for close on 50 years and saw the band perform many, many times and it was legendary. The years have gone by but the memories are as strong as ever. Thank you Johnny for the music and may you rest in peace.
— John McCorry
I was deeply saddened to learn of Johnny's passing . I grew up in a home where I was weaned on Horslips music . The joy myself & my brothers got from listening to the albums night after night is one of my enduring memories . Escapism at it's finest from growing up in " the troubles " . Many joyful journeys to venues in Donegal & Monaghan and again in Belfast & Dublin when the musical masters regrouped. R.I.P. Johnny , I will treasure the memories & the music forever.
Deepest sympathy to Johnny's loved ones & the Horslips family everywhere . 💔
Love from a devoted fan in Tyrone 💙
— Helen Mc Cormack
Horslips/Johnny performed here in Williamsville just a few blocks from where I live, in 1979 during their last US tour. I am a big fan, and just purchased and received the wonderful mega box set, which I now listen to with tears in my eyes -- my sincere condolences to Johnny's family and friends.
— Horslips fan in Williamsville, NY
Seen Johnny in Dublin when I worked in Dublin in the 1980s always the gentleman seen in navan some years later still as good as ever may he Rest In Peace
— Ivan tallon navan
Maggie we are so sorry for your loss. Johnny was a gentleman. I'll miss hearing his music playing through the wall. His presence will always be felt in Moy park. Thinking of you all at this sad time. X
— Liam and Stacey McHale
Condolences to family and friends. A massive loss to world music. A true gentleman, he will greatly missed.
— Daragh Slacke
Our sincere condolences to Maggie and Johnny's family and the band. A gentleman and an iconic musician, we were privileged to work with him in the studio and on the reunion tour. Great times and very happy memories for all of us.

May he rest in peace.
— Daire & Heidi Winston
Deepest condolences to all Johnny’s family and friends on the sad loss of a fine musician and good man. Great memories of seeing Horslips back in the late ‘70’s. RIP Johnny.
— Chris Farmer
Such a talented musician and gave us all the best, he will be very missed but his music will go on and on, I was his neighbour in moy park for years, sleep well and I hope you are gigging now with the rest of the best rip johnny
— George Richter , Egypt
To Johnny's family and Horslips friends sincere condolences on he's sad passing. Both Johnny and the Horslips were ahead of their time. Beautiful music. Being the youngest of a family of 10 their music was always played in our house and so influenced me. We still love and listen to their music to this day. Timeless. Fond memories for me growing up anytime I hear one of your tunes. Thanks for the memories. RIP Johhny
— Limerick Family
An inspired and inspiring artist, a beautiful soul. Play, Johnny , with the Gods among the Stars. Requiescat in Pace
— Daniel Reardon
The Power and the Glory…
From the Savoy gigs to recent Milk Market, they were all fantastic. Condolences to your family and may you Rest in Peace Johnny.
— Jackie OMC, Horslips fan, Limerick
Deepest sympathy to Maggie, Ray, all the Fean family & fellow members of Horslips on the sad loss of your beloved John. A true talent. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam dílis.
— Jacinta Quealy Forde & Family Dublin
— Trish Keenan
My sincere condolences to all Johnnys family on his passing. Thanks for the music and the memories. May he RIP.
— Gerry Ginnane
Sorry to hear of his sad loss. May John Rest in Peace
— Maura Noonan
Horslips a huge and endearing influence on my life growing up in Limerick in the 70's and gave some colour to the daily grind of what was 70's Ireland.I was fortunate to meet up with Johnny on a visit back to Limerick a few years ago a humble beautiful and gifted man .My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time .Rock on Johnny wherever you may be.
— Liam Daly
Sincere condolences to Maggie, the extended Fean family, Johnny's Horslips bandmates, Steve Travers and all who played alongside Johnny over the years, his many friends and his legion of loyal fans. Sideways to the Sun. Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a anam uasal.
— Ciarán Crowe & Family
Dear Donal and family, I’m very sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. He was a big hero to me, even as a child, as someone who had ‘made it’ in rock and roll, and I was always very proud and delighted to hear his playing on Horslip’s records, esp. of course the famous Dearg Doom.
Ar a dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis, agus comhbhrón ó chroí libh go léir.
— Deirdre Driscoll Clare
Thanks for the music, the memories, the riffs and the chords. Thanks for the words and the notes. Thanks for the gigs and cds. Wherever you are I hope you're rocking the gaff with your playing. RIP Johnny.
— Adrian Cox a lifelong fan from Dublin
Deepest sympathy to Sherie and all the Fean Family on the sad passing of the great Johnny Fean.
One of the world's greatest guitarists..
He had an incredible Vibrato.
The joy we got from him cannot be measured.
— John Nyhan
Deepest sympathy to you Shearie and extended Fean family on the sad passing of your brother Johnny. May he Rest in Peace.
— Kay McCormack, Sixmilebridge
We were devastated at the news of Johnny’s death. He was a wonderful, kind, gentle giant who walked this earth and made it a better place with his music. You were taken too soon. Rest in peace Johnny -
— Suzanne & Jeff Paribello
Very sorry to hear that Johnny has passed.In the dark days of the troubles it was my great pleasure to go to see the boys in Bundoran ,Monaghan and Strandhill and be enchanted by the music of the guitar genius that was this talented man.May he rest in peace..
— fintan quinn
To Maggie and all the Fean family, and Jim Barry Eamon and Charles and also to paddy Goodwin, my sincerest condolences on Johnny’s passing... so sorry I can’t be with you. . My first of many many Horslips concerts was in Trim ‘75/76p ..parked in front of Johnny ... his cigarette wedged between the strings of his guitar during solos and the absolute wall of sound from the Marshall stack!!!! No wonder I’m half deaf now!!!! God rest you Johnny in music heaven!
— RichieOReilly Kells
Our sincere condolences to the Fean family on the passing of Johnny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May he RIP.
David & Grainne Fielding.
— David Fielding
Sympathies to the Fean family.
— Darren Hanley Ardagh Co Limerick
Heartfelt sympathy to you Maggie, the extended Fean family, fellow members of Horslips and Johnny's many friends on your huge loss. What an extraordinary musician that has passed on, memories of Johnny and the wonderful Horslips will live forever in our hearts. Great gigs in Mayo back the years and the band in heaven has gained an icon. Rest easy Johnny and thanks
so much.
— Gerry Meehan
Sincere Sympathies to Johnny's family. You are a legend. Your Horslips music will live on .Thanks for all the great enjoyment .Rest in peace
— Mary Barry
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