The Late Tony Halsall, Castleisland, Manchester and Sydney

The late and talented musician, Tony Halsall, (70)  Dooneen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Bury, Manchester and Sydney, Australia.
The late Tony Halsall (left) In typical session here with Radio Kerry’s Mary Conroy with Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor and his sons, Joe and Jerry. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The death has occurred of Tony Halsall, Dooneen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Bury, Manchester and Sydney, Australia.

Peacefully, on February 28th 2022, after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family, in the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry.

Sadly missed by his loving sons Danny and David and their mother Rose, his daughter Jenny Mai, daughter-in-law Jessica, Danny’s partner Sharon, his adored grandsons: Jamie, Noah and Jeremy all extended family, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

A Fine Banjo Player

Tony was a fine banjo player and he adapted very well to Irish traditional music when he came to Castleisland first and he was equally at home on guitar when the occasion demanded.

He spent over two decades on the road at home and abroad with the traditional group the Flight of Earls and he was the regular anchorman at the traditional and country music nights at Kearney’s Bar.

He could change smoothly between playing melody and chords and he was always up for a session alongside official engagements playing for concerts functions, weddings and other such occasions with his band.

At Sheila Prendiville’s Bar and Grocery he would team up tunefully with the late Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor on accordion and Jackie’s sons, Joe, also on banjo and Jerry on fiddle.

May he Rest in Peace

Tony’s Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Church Street, Castleisland, on Wednesday evening from 5pm to 7pm.

Removal from his residence on Thursday morning at 11.30am, travelling to Shannon Crematorium, for a Celebration of Life Service at 1pm.

No flowers, please. Donations to Palliative Care c/o Tangney’s Funeral Home.

Date Published: Tuesday, March 1st 2022. Date of Death: Monday 28th February 2022.

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