CCE logo

CCE logo

Welcome - Failte Romhat!

When the translation is provided submissions to the blog will be published in both English and Irish. Please send submissions to the webmaster address shown at the very top of the blog. Please visit us often. This blog is the companion of the Ottawa Comhaltas website:

Beidh poist a fhoilsiú i mBéarla agus i nGaeilge nuair is féidir. Tabhair cuairt orainn go minic. Is é seo an blag an compánach an láithreán gréasáin Comhaltas Ottawa:

Thursday 20 March 2014

Sad Tidings – Don Davidson

Donald Davidson (18 July 1926 – 10 March 2014) was a long time attendee at our monthly ceilis. Don always contributed to our traditional ‘cupán tae’ break by providing a jar of his favorite jam. 

He also loved to dance, the Kerry Set being one of his favorites. Even after a hip replacement, he continued to dance with much gusto and enthusiasm, though the Kerry Set was no longer in his repertoire. He knew many of the traditional ceili and set dances. He often danced with the university students who appreciated the fact that he knew the steps yet were patient and kind with him as he moved a bit more slowly than other dancers. 

All the members of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ottawa Branch were saddened to hear last Saturday of Don’s passing. Here we lift a cupán tae in your honour, Don, and we hope that you continue to tap your feet and dance jigs and reels wherever you are!

Peace be with you.

Here you can read Don’s obituary and leave notices of condolence.

We have some pictures, of Don enjoying the dances; photos are courtesy of P. Cassidy and P. Avendano.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Until next time / Go dtí an chéad uair eile!