Meetings with others
Éamon de Buitléar was well known as a wildlife film maker. He was also a musician of renown and was initially involved with Seán Ó Riada and a co-founder of the group 'Ceoltóirí Chualann'. He was later a founder of another group; Ceoltóirí Lion'. He was an accomplished harmonica player and button accordion player.
I was particularly taken with his playing of the month organ. I remember fondly his rendition of 'An Bothar Buí' which I since larded to play on the fiddle. I always remember Éamon every time I play that lovely air, though it will never sound the same as the way he played it on the mouth organ. Éamon sadly departed this life on the 27th January 2013 at the age of 83 years. Is féidir Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam. R.I.P. Éamon.