Colum Eastwood over Londonderry musician Gay McIntyre’s is dead (88)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood paid tribute to Londonderry jazz musician Gay McIntyre after his death at 88.Mr. McIntyre died in the company of his family on Wednesday morning and is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians in Irish history.

He has played alto saxophone and clarinet for more than 70 years, and has collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as Nat King Cole and Louis Stewart.

Mr. McIntyre was born in Ballybofey, Co Donegal in 1933. When his family moved to Londonderry, he started playing music when he was a teenager.Mr. Eastwood said that he was “deeply saddened” when he heard the news of Mr. McIntyre’s death-he said there would be such sentiments on both sides of the border.

His musical talent is synonymous with our city, and the thousands of performances he has performed over the years will last forever in the memory of the locals,” he said.”Guy is also an outstanding ambassador in this field. He travels the world and plays with some prominent figures in the jazz world, but never forgets his roots or his home in Delhi.

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