The day the music died

Just over three weeks ago a close friend and fellow co-musician to my brother was murdered in Crumpsall, near Manchester. Michael was a brilliant Klezmer violinist, a loving husband and a father. He was expecting to celebrate his fortieth birthday the following week.

I can’t even start to imagine how his family and fellow musicians will ever come to terms with his random and violent murder.

In the days since Michael’s death the music community has come together to play and remember Michael with love and warmth and share their grief and disbelief that he could be so suddenly taken from them.

For now though, I’ll leave you with a clip of Michael playing with Ros Hawley. Rest in peace Michael.



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3 responses to “The day the music died

  1. That is just awful to hear, Cathy. I hope you can go to pay your respects and be with his family.
    Just reading the bottom line of the bbc write-up. They let the guy go free on bail? Don’t understand that at all.

  2. Oh Cathy, I am very sorry. What a terrible tragedy! Please accept my deepest condolences. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to the events in live.

  3. Oh dear. I’m so sorry. What a talented musician he was.

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