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.