Thursday , October 21 2021

Musician from Stone Roses Mani visits her mother's home city to celebrate Irish roots


Mani from Stone Roses Mani visited the Irish home town of his mother to rediscover his roots.

The bassist, who played with the band until the break up in 1996, unveiled a plaque on his behalf during a long ceremony entitled "Made in Athy".

And it happened after the famous guitarist Smith, Johnny Marr, also visited a small town to celebrate his legacy last Friday.

Gary and the locals at the Emigrant, Athy bar

Mani, also known as Gary Mounfield, posed with local fans, and even had time to drop in to a local drunkard for a pint of Guinness.

His mother came from the rural area of ​​Knockroe, Maganey, who was only five doors from the place where Marra's mother grew up.

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

Gary & # 39; Mani & # 39; Manfield reveals his tablet at the Emigrant in Athy

Gary sipped a beer at the Emigrant in Athy, where he unveiled a sign

The project will be carried out for six months and will include 23 plaques, each of which commemorates the contribution to music that has its roots in the immigrant communities in Ireland.

The first plaque was unveiled by the grandson of Johnny & # 39; e. Cash, Thomas Gabriel, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the legendary grandfather in an Irish city.

On November 23 Panti Bliss will unveil a plaque for producer and broadcaster Bill Hughes, and on December 3, the Finnish ambassador will present one for Finnish singer Erin Koivisto, who also has roots in the region.

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