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Teddy’s Tribute Night

June 6, 2016

More than 800 people packed into Silverbridge Resource Centre on Friday evening to enjoy a unique line-up of top class entertainment in a musical tribute night to local man, Teddy Campbell, in recognition of his lifetime’s contribution to music in the area.
Teddy was guest of honour as one after the other, performers took to the stage, recalling their association with him throughout the years and entertaining the audience with some well-known classic songs and tunes.
Country music star Susan McCann opened the show and recalled the early days of her career when she first began performing alongside Teddy in the John Murphy Bandshow.
Another former Bandshow member, Pat Murphy, was next up and led a traditional music session featuring some former pupils of both Teddy and John.
Following a rousing performance of popular folk songs by Setanta, the Campbell family perfectly showcased Teddy’s musical legacy with his daughters Aoibheann and Elaine, son-in-law Colm and grandchildren Sionan, Odhran and Siobhan treating the audience to some traditional and contemporary numbers.
It was then that Teddy’s eldest daughter Collette spoke on behalf of the family and extended their heartfelt appreciation to everyone for the love and support shown to them over the last few years and for all the help and medical care Teddy received both in hospital and at home.

Teddy Campbell (centre), who was guest of honour at a musical tribute night in Silverbridge on Saturday in recognition of his lifelong contribution to music in his south Armagh community, receives a token gift of appreciation from performer John Glenn. Included is Teddy's wife Teresa.

Presentations were made to Teddy by Pat Casey, representing Silverbridge GFC and one of the event’s main organisers; and Edna Hand, on behalf of the Rainbow Club, Crossmaglen in appreciation of Teddy’s contribution to them over the years.  Martina Reel presented Teddy’s wife Teresa with a bouquet of flowers.
The music then continued with local singer Margaret Reel, Cowboy Larry and John Glenn, while one of the stars of the night, Big Tom, performed some of his well-known classics.
The entire event showcased everything that is best about music in the area and was a wonderful tribute to the immeasurable musical contribution of Teddy Campbell to his community and indeed much further afield.

John Glenn, Pat Casey and the legendary Big Tom pose for the camera in front of a packed audience in Silverbridge Resource Centre.

Proceeds of the event benefitted the Stroke Rehabilitation Ward, Daisy Hill hospital; Silverbridge Senior Citizens and Special Needs Association and The Rainbow Club, Crossmaglen.

More than 800 people packed into Silverbridge Resource Centre on Friday evening to enjoy a unique line-up of top class entertainment in a musical tribute night to local man, Teddy Campbell, in recognition of his lifetime’s contribution to music in the area.Teddy was guest of honour as one after the other, performers took to the stage, recalling their association with him throughout the years and entertaining the audience with some well-known classic songs and tunes.Country music star Susan McCann opened the show and recalled the early days of her career when she first began performing alongside Teddy in the John Murphy Bandshow.Another former Bandshow member, Pat Murphy, was next up and led a traditional music session featuring some former pupils of both Teddy and John.Following a rousing performance of popular folk songs by Setanta, the Campbell family perfectly showcased Teddy’s musical legacy with his daughters Aoibheann and Elaine, son-in-law Colm and grandchildren Sionan, Odhran and Siobhan treating the audience to some traditional and contemporary numbers.It was then that Teddy’s eldest daughter Collette spoke on behalf of the family and extended their heartfelt appreciation to everyone for the love and support shown to them over the last few years and for all the help and medical care Teddy received both in hospital and at home. Presentations were made to Teddy by Pat Casey, representing Silverbridge GFC and one of the event’s main organisers; and Edna Hand, on behalf of the Rainbow Club, Crossmaglen in appreciation of Teddy’s contribution to them over the years.  Martina Reel presented Teddy’s wife Teresa with a bouquet of flowers.The music then continued with local singer Margaret Reel, Cowboy Larry and John Glenn, while one of the stars of the night, Big Tom, performed some of his well-known classics.The entire event showcased everything that is best about music in the area and was a wonderful tribute to the immeasurable musical contribution of Teddy Campbell to his community and indeed much further afield.Proceeds of the event benefitted the Stroke Rehabilitation Ward, Daisy Hill hospital; Silverbridge Senior Citizens and Special Needs Association and The Rainbow Club, Crossmaglen.

Martina Reel presents a bouquet of flowers to Teresa Campbell.

Edna Hand (centre) representing the Rainbow Club, Crossmaglen, presents Teddy with a token of appreciation from the group.

Teddy and Teresa Campbell with their daughters Ciara, Elaine, Aoibheann, Paula, Linda and Collette.

Margaret Reel enjoys reminiscing with the legendary Big Tom.

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