Ron Hynes’ death wasn’t a huge surprise, he’d been battling cancer some time. But it did come sooner than even he could have imagined: he had a show booked at The Ship this thursday the 26th. And that show will go on, with his fans taking his place on the stage.
Local musicians are banding together to fulfill the bill. “For us, this is a memorial. We are gathering in the place where most of us spent time with Ron, and where many of us began the path to music. Everyone is welcome.”
As for who that collective “us” is, you’ll have to come and see, it’s part of the draw. To quote Tony Murray, it’ll be the cast of characters you’d expect. “It’s gonna be a very open, laid back, organic type of night we hope. Start with some acoustic solo performances, and a couple hours in, kick in the band portion.”
The night begins at 8pm, and will carry forth as long as feels right. There’ll be no seating, and no ticket price, if you’re wondering. Donations will be graciously accepted on behalf of the family. The organizers stress that this is not an official tribute. “You can count on us for an official tribute at a later date.” For now, this is a memorial.[kad_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV6QlEL46Bs” ]