On top of Knocknarea, a final farewell to Thom Moore

It was an emotional farewell atop Knocknarea mountain in Sligo at the weekend when the ashes of the late singer/songwriter Thom Moore were scattered from the summit.

The 74-year old American’s final wish was that his ashes would be brought to Sligo, his spiritual home for more than 40 years.

Thom Moore’s songs have been recorded by Mary Black, Nathan Carter, Maura O Connell, The Dubliners and the High Kings.

Among those who took turns to scatter the ashes were Thom Moore’s wife, Lyubov Gennadyevna, his stepson Stan Zamyatin Moore and Rick Epping who, along with his wife Sandy and Thom and Kathy Moore, formed Pumpkinhead in the 1970s.

He later was part of the group Midnight Well.

Among those present on Knocknarea for the scattering of ashes was Philip Flynn, organiser of the famous Boys of Ballisodare Festival in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

He also knew Thom Moore.

Philip spoke to Ocean FM’s Harry Keaney: