Huge sadness at death of much-loved Donegal musician – RCC pays tribute

There is great shock and sadness in Donegal – particularly among the music and arts community – over the untimely passing of musician Aengus Friel, aka Shammen Delly.

Mr. Friel was recently Artist in Residence at the Donegal Regional Cultural Centre.

A spokesperson posted the following tribute on Thursday: “We were absolutely devastated to learn of the untimely passing of Donegal musician Aengus Friel (Shammen Delly) last night and would like to pass on our condolences to his family and many friends.

“Aengus was a fantastic person, always smiling and brimming with passion for music and experimental sound.

“His artistic practice has blossomed over the past few years and we have always been delighted to hear about his projects.

“It was an absolute pleasure to have him as an artist in residence at the RCC just a few months ago.

“Rest in peace Aengus.

“If you’re not familiar with his music, be sure to check it out:

Notions – https://youtu.be/sbmgjbFRVPs

Errigal – https://youtu.be/AnqmUxmskBg

In his own words, Mr. Friel described his music as: “Warm, gritty saturated industrial ambient beats melting into a dreamlike dreamy cream of goodness from the breathe-taking landscape in the Donegal hills.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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