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Fitting tribute to one of our musical giants

Thank you for your excellent obituary and coverage of the funeral of musician/composer Henry McCullough (News, June 15/20). It certainly marked him out as being an important cultural figure in Ireland - and, indeed, in Britain.

To many of us, he was an icon, a representative of that golden generation of Irish musicians that included Van, Philip and Rory and that gave, in the face of aggressive opposition, a voice to a whole generation.

They also founded an industry that has been impressively successful and made a number of its representatives easily the most recognised Irish people in the world.

TERRY CONNAUGHTON

Dublin

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