MEDIA & PUBLIC TRIBUTES TO BAP
Marian's challenge (Bap's sister)
As a tribute to Bap, his sister Marian has pledged to abstain from alcohol for a full calendar year. She has taken on this challenge as a way to raise funds for Marie Curie Hospice who looked after Bap so well in his final months.
To sponsor Marian or find out more about her challenge, click here.
It is with deep sadness that Van has heard of the passing of Bap Kennedy.
"Bap was loved by both fans and musicians in equal measure. Van's thoughts are with Brenda, and the family, at this very sad time." ...More
"This is such sad news. Bap was an extremely talented and committed songwriter who applied himself to his craft at all times. I have nothing but happy memories of our days and nights in the studio and out on the road." ...More
Ralph McLean, BBC broadcaster
"[Bap] was shocked at the messages of heartfelt support he was getting from all over the world and couldn't believe how much he was loved and how much his music meant to people.
I told him it was a pretty extreme way to find out and he just chuckled. Bap rarely did anything the easy way." ...More
Charlie Connelly, author
Terri Hooley, founder of "Good Vibrations"
Stuart Bailie, BBC broadcaster
Stuart Bailie's video tribute
Stuart Bailie speaks about Belfast's love and respect for Bap, and Bap's relationship with his home town.
(Click to play video)
The Irish Times
The Irish News
Bap Kennedy remembered as "one of Ireland's greatest musicians" ...More
Belfast Telegraph (including BTel video tribute)
Across The Line (BBC Radio)
Folk & Tumble
Aisling Award (posthumous)
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