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May 22, 2012
Dear Cindy, I'm sure you will not remember us; but before you were married; my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary at the pub in downtown Richmond; and were delighted and mesmerized by your beautiful, lyrical voice and the obvious love you shared between you. Once you discovered we were there celebrating our anniversary, you presented us with a copy of your record....yes....that's how long ago it was.....and later that year my husband Bob and I invited you over to our house for steaks on the grill for Bob's birthday; and you did us the honor of coming and singing for us. Of course this was before your career really took off; the two of you were wed; and we have been your fans, have come by Rare Ol Times fairly frequently to dine and to enjoy the wonderful Irish music. As years went by; we weren't fortunate enough to see you very often due to your taking care of your sons; but I wanted you to know that the world is a sadder place without Andy; and to convey our profound and sincere condolences and assure you that our hearts, our love and our prayers are with you, Kevin and Conner during this difficult time; and remind you that, Andy has just gone ahead to be with our Heavenly Father, and we'll all see him again in Glory. In prayers and sincere condolences, Carolyn and Bob Williams
May 15, 2012

I am so saddened to hear tonite that your beloved husband, Andy, has passed. Know that I hold you and your boys in my heart and prayers. SHALOM
May 13, 2012
You will be missed
May 13, 2012
Cindy, Linq and I were so sorry to hear that you have lost your wonderful Andy. The world seems different today, knowing he is gone. we loved and appreciated your talents since the early days at Matt's Pub and then seeing you evolve at Rare Old Times. Your husband was so specia as well you know, I remember one day on St. Paddy's day, my 82 year old Mom who couldn't get out anymore was dying for some Corned Beef and Cabbage, you know the real deal. I came up and tried to get an order to go and the gentleman said, they were only serving that day at the restaurant. Andy overheard the conversation and immediately said, wait a moment, and came back with a huge, delicious order for me to take to my Mom, and said it was on him, and to have a grand day! I never forgot his kindness. You sounded like an angel when you sang with him in those good old days, we could never get enough of Andy and Cindy!! I am so sorry for the loss you and your children are going through, but know that you are not alone in your grief and that you and Andy were a special gift to us and a memory we will cherish forever. Heaven must be rockin by now!
May 11, 2012
The pub won't be the same without Andy. So sorry for your loss. He always made people feel welcome!
May 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prays are with you Cindy, Kevin and Connor at this difficult time.
May 10, 2012
Cindy, I was sorry to hear about Andy's passing. He will be greatly missed and was such a wonderful person and I am glad we had the pleasure to get to know him. I pray for you and your family at this difficult time.
May 08, 2012
I was so very sorry to hear today of Andy's death. Know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you each day. May memories of better days and our shared faith bring you great comfort at this time.
With Love and Prayers!
May 08, 2012
Richmond's Fiddler of Dooney

I have crossed the sea to Ireland,
and kissed the Blarney Stone.
Climbed the volcanic formation of the Giant's Causeway. Marveling at the glorious costal cliffs as seagulls screeched in harmony to the striking cymbals of angry seas; whipping and crashing against the jagged rocks.
I have stood deminished before the Rock of Cashel.
Tasted the North Sea's salty sting.
Been swathed in aromatic tingels of
mystic dampness spewed from the mysterious Glens of Antrim.
Genuflected at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Viewed the Book of Kells at Trinity College.
Journeyed through Sligo where Yeats rests.
And finally, saldly journeyed back to America and eventually Richmond.
And always with a hunger and longing for Erin.

Who knew that there was already rich fodder here.
A young seedling, blown in by the winds of will,
A Celtic diamond in the rough
was taking root in "Downtown Shortpump".
This sapling persevered and continued
to take hold in Richmond's Celtic
starved Soil.
Season after Season
Standing quietly and steady
Withstanding fierce winds, periods
of drought and torrential rains.
Flourishing and, like Hans Christian
Andersen's Pied Piper of old, charming and willingly enthralling us all.

Maturing into a magnificent oak.
Embracing Cindy and later Kevin and Conner.
Still remembering Lynn, Gavin and Mick.
And thereafter Sam, Finn, Ava and Ceala.
Celtic mythology depicts the oak tree
as the tree of doors.
Gateway between two worlds
A place where portals could be erected.

Lucky were we that this Celtic Gem,
"Richmond's Fiddler of Dooney"
chanced to grace our door
and created a community for us at
Rare Olde Times
He nourished our bodies and our souls
And never failed to warm our hearts.

America says thank you Hazel, Sylvia, David, Philip, Gerald, Kenneth,
Terry, Madeleine, Peter and Avril
for sharing with us the gift of your

Weren't we special.
Weren't we special to have called him

Dia Qhuit!
Slan leat!

"For the Good Are Always the Merry*

*W. B. Yeats.

I am sad for all of those folks who never got the chance to meet him.
May 07, 2012
Cindy, we are so deeply saddened to hear of Andy's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Andy leaves behind so many friends, so many fans, so many who will miss him. Elise and James West
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