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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Strum » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:41 pm

Here's some of Tommy's unique playing style.


https://soundcloud.com/strumtstrummer/folsom-prison


And an appropriate and sad song from William Byrne. :(


https://thewilliambyrneshow.bandcamp.co ... ting-glass


We will be organising a tribute night in the club sometime in the near future. I'll keep you posted.
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Holla » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:58 pm

Sad news ,rest in peace Tommy reunited with your dear wife.
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby skins » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:59 pm

So sorry to hear the news. His posts on here were always full of good humour and interest. RIP Grammer.
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Postby Toss » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:14 pm

My deepest sympathy to Tommy's family and friends on their loss. One of the main reasons I ended up registering on this site was reading Tommy's posts and sensing his lover of music and his wit. He leaves us all with some great memories (in word and deed) that will last forever.

Rest in Peace Grammer.

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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Navanman » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:31 pm

I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Grammers passing. May he Rest in Peace.
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Postby keeper » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:32 pm

This is tragic news, he cheered me up on the site and privately as well. He will be missed greatly, condolences to his family, sadly I won't be able to attend his funeral as I'm away but he will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for the music Grammer, Rest in Peace.
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Postby Jemser » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:37 pm

I am so very sorry to hear that Tommy has passed. Grammer was a great friendly sort, he always cheered me up when we would meet. He was a super musician, he could do anything with a guitar. I enjoyed so much singing with him in the music club, he will be dearly missed by all his friends. My sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time. RIP Grammer
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Dancer » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:24 pm

I am deeply saddened to read that Tommy or as he was more affectionately known , Grammer has passed .
When I first stumbled upon this site , I had no Dun Laoghaire connections but he welcomed me
with open arms and always made me feel as if I was indeed part of the Borough. We had many a chat both on and off the site
and I have some of his recordings that he shared with me. He was always at me to help him "Stir the pot" and I usually ended up
getting myself into mischief . Rest in peace my friend and stay gold.......

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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Gulliver » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:33 am

Very much saddened to hear of Grammar's passing. May he rest in peace.
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby bugrock » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:23 am

I never met Tommy. It was only through a few PM's about music, and tracks he sent me, that I knew him.
One of my best wishes was to have maybe played with him in the Club. His music will play on in my car, as I pray it will in another world.
It's odd missing someone I never met.
Rock on, Tommy!
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby spudseamus » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:39 am

Vale Tommy ( Grammer) Knox . I will miss his pm’s and postings indeed . We met up when I was home in 2012 , had a few beers and waxed lyerical over a few singin* styles . I have a few music pm’s he sent me with “ what do ya think” ?
I remember him fondly and my commiserations go to his family at this time . Farewell Tommy a beautiful spirit returned to the cosmos.
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Postby Sputnik » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:51 am

So sorry to hear of Grammers passing. Condolences to his family and his many friends.
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby gingertom » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:23 am

The passing of Grammer aka Tommy Knox is sad news indeed at a time when being with family is of utmost importance. I did not know him but I had a few conversations with him on this platform which indicated to me a man with spirit and intelligence. My condolences to his family and close friends, may he rest in peace.
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Rocker » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:09 pm

The man himself saying Goodbye to the Harbour scry

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Postby Sinead » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:06 pm

Dear Dun Laoghairites and fellow posters:

Have just been with Grammer's family and they ask me to thank all of you for your
condolences, prayers and words of comfort. They are all very moved by the posts and
will reread them later.

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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Holla » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:37 pm

Sinead

Thank you for keeping us informed on happenings .
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Postby jwdalk » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:54 pm

For various reasons I haven't logged on in a while, and was prompted to today for no particular reason. Very sorry to read of Grammer's passing. Before I became a member here I browsed the site many times and Grammer was always to the fore with his comments and views. I never met him, but I got the impression that he was a man of strong principles with a deep sense of justice and fair play. We are all the better for knowing him and all the worse for losing him. RIP.
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Rocker » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:19 pm

Well the funeral of dear grammer took place this morning. The rain cleared off and the sun started to shine as they played a "Tommy on the guitar" song. A sad, sad day for his family to whom I offer my condolences. scry scry
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Sinead » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:56 pm

Rocker's post says it all. Tommy had a good send off this morning and the icing was his own
singing just before he was taken from the Church. Great sadness but Thank God he is out
of his pain. He fought a long hard fight.
To all his family my condolences.

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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Navanman » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:11 pm

Yes Sinead I thought it was a lovely touch. Sorry we did not get to talk a little longer. Nice to see some familiar face there to "say farwell"


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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Snowhite » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:03 pm

Yes it was a beautiful ceremony, yet so sad, the Harpist was lovely. To hear Tommy singing at the end was, well what can I say dnc2 scry Sorry I didn't get to meet up with any of you, but honestly the only one I did see was Sinead but you were deep in conversation at the time and I was getting a lift from a friend who had to hurry off. RIP Tommy
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Kav » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:40 pm

Can't believe this very sad news about our dear friend Tommy, may you rest in peace my friend, I will miss your emails with your guitar playing attachments.

God bless Tommy. RIP

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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Sinead » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:16 pm

Sorry I didn't have time to chat or have a coffee with you after the funeral
yesterday. I had two visits to make before lunch time. Perhaps we will
meet and chat under happier circumstances and raise a cup to GRAMMER a.k.a Tommy Knox.
Perhaps the gig promised by Strum is the place to remember him. Please
organise this sooner rather then later.


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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Rocker » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:58 am

Sad to hear of the death of Mrs Margaret Caviston (Granny) in her 97th year. I remember her gentle presence around Caviston's shop in Glasthule. May she rest in peace.
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Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

Postby Holla » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:07 am

Rocker wrote:Sad to hear of the death of Mrs Margaret Caviston (Granny) in her 97th year. I remember her gentle presence around Caviston's shop in Glasthule. May she rest in peace.

May she rest in peace, I knew Mrs caviston and her late husband John, I remember meetings them at my aunt's funeral a good few years ago and was curious to know the connection they told me they used live beside her in o Rourke park sallynoggin in the early years of marriage small world.
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