Monday , July 26 2021

Stone Roses musician, Mani, visited his mother's hometown to celebrate from Ireland



Stone Roses musician, Mani, visited his mother's hometown in Ireland in an effort to rediscover his roots.

Bassist, who played with the band until their farewell in 1996, has launched a plaque in his name during a long-running ceremony entitled & # 39; Made in Athy & # 39 ;.

And that happened after iconic Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr also visited a small town to celebrate his legacy last Friday.

Gary with locals at Emigrant Bar, Athy

Mani, otherwise known as Gary Mounfield, posed with local fans and even had time to stop by the local boozer for a pint of Guinness.

His mother came from the rural area of ​​Knockroe, Maganey, which was only five doors away from where Marr's own mother had grown.

Both were part of a long line of emigrants who left for England in the 1950s.

Gary & # 39; Mani & # 39; Manfield announced the plaque at Emigrant Bar at Athy

Gary was drinking beer outside Emigrant Bar at Athy, where he opened his placard

The project will run for six months and involve 23 placards, each commemorating the contribution to music rooted in the Irish emigrant community.

The first plaque was inaugurated by Johnny Cash's grandson, Thomas Gabriel, to celebrate his 55th birthday on the day of his legendary grandfather's performance in the city of Ireland.

On November 23, the Bliss Institution will reveal a plaque for producer and broadcaster Bill Hughes and on December 3 the Finnish ambassador will introduce one for Finnish singer Erin Koivisto, who also has roots in the area.


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