Derry is mourning the loss of one of its finest and much-loved musicians, Hugo Carlin.
Hugo passed away peacefully in the Foyle Hospice on Friday night.
A bass guitarist, he is best known as being a member of the Trend Showband, fronted by fellow Derry man Peter (Boy) Roddy, who enjoyed international success in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Among those who have paid tribute have been Kevin Morrison.
He said “I met Hugo through the charity ‘Music at the Forum’ shows that I was involved in over the last 10 years and found him to be such a kind, decent, honest and downright top gentleman – always full of warmth and gentle encouragement for us all, always there to offer advice and guidance for all the performers.”
Hugo is survived by his wife Marie and daughters, Aine and Mairead, a member Celtic Woman, the hugely popular all-female Irish ensemble.
His remains will be taken from his Griffith Park home (off Culmore Road) at 10.50am tomorrow for 11.00am Requiem Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church in Thornhill.
He will be laid to rest afterwards in the City Cemetery.
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