Sad death of an Irish composer, 65
September 11, 2016 by norman lebrecht
Parkinson’s Disease has claimed the life of John Gibson, one of Ireland’s most prolific pianist-composers.
A Dubliner by birth, devoutly religious and a lifelong bachelor, he settled in Cork and applied himself to composing for national ensembles, often sourcing music of great beauty from Irish folklore.
His last years were clouded by malignant illness.
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