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Musician answers family's emotional memorial service plea

A musician has stepped forward to offer his services after a grandson's appeal for someone to pla...

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16.34 10 Sep 2020


Musician answers family's emotional memorial service plea


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16.34 10 Sep 2020


A musician has stepped forward to offer his services after a grandson's appeal for someone to play a specific piece of music at his grandmother's upcoming memorial service. Agnes 'Lolly' Lowth passed away in late March, after contracting COVID-19 earlier that month. Due to the lockdown restrictions, the Lowth family was unable to hold a funeral or memorial service. Nearly six months later, the family is due to hold a service on September 17th - the same date as Agnes and her late husband's wedding anniversary. However, the family had been struggling to find a musician to play a specific piece of music - The Lonesome Boatman by The Fureys. Following today's appeal, Justin Mason - a flautist with the Army No 1 Band - says he will play the song on a concert flute, noting it will be a 'great pleasure' to perform the song at the ceremony. Agnes' grandson Andrew - who works in the Newstalk and Communicorp newsroom - spoke to Andrea.

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