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James Swanson 1963 - 2001






James was a founding member of The Notables Band. He was a learning disabled man with a unique talent for playing music. As well as singing, James played the accordion, guitar, keyboard, penny whistle and the drums.

His favourite were traditional Irish folk songs which he performed with passion. In his four years with the band he taught us many of these songs and we played concerts and events all over the country.

James tragically drowned in 2001.

The Notables continue to play James's favourite songs including 'The Fields Of Athenry' and 'Whisky In The Jar'. We like to think in these songs his memory lives on...  

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