Clannad Founder Padraig Duggan Dead At 67


(Prog) Clannad's founding member Padraig Duggan has died aged 67, it's been confirmed. The news of the multi-instrumentalist's death was confirmed on the band's Facebook page, with the Irish folk outfit stating his passing followed a recurring illness.

The statement reads: "We are very sad to inform you of the loss of Padraig Duggan, musician, songwriter and founding member of Clannad. He died this morning in Dublin, Ireland. He was 67. Padraig, along with twin brother, Noel, were the youngest of six children of Aodh Hugh and Maire Duggan and grew up in the Gaoth Dobhair Gaeltacht in Northwest Donegal.

"Following a recurring illness, Padraig passed away in Blanchardstown Hospital, Dublin, and is survived by his wife Jan. Things will never be the same. We will miss him dearly." Read more here.

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