- 23 Dec 15
People from the music and media industries turned out in force, along with the Minister for Communications Alex White, for the funeral this morning of former Blink manager and Hot Press staffer Aiden Lambert
There was a sombre mood this morning at the funeral of Aiden Lambert, which took place in Churchtown, in the suburbs of Dublin.
Aiden worked for Hot Press and Phoenix Magazine, before going on to manage the successful young Dublin band of the 1990s, Blink, and singer-songwriter Mark Geary. He died after a battle with cancer.
The music at the service was lovely, before Aiden's son Danny gave a beautiful and moving speech. Among the chief mourners was Aiden's brother Dermot, who was lead singer and main mover with Blink. The other band members, Robbie Sexton, Brian McLoughlin and Barry Campbell, were also in attendance. Afterwards, people gathered in groups outside the church, among them the Minister for Communications Alex White, for whom Aiden canvassed on a number of occasions, and remembered the good times, before heading to the cemetery in Bohernabreena.
There was a large turnout from the music and media industries, to pay tribute to a man who was always full of fun and ideas. Among those in attendance were many from the Hot Press school of the '80s and early '90s, including Ken de Courier, Paul O'Mahony, Arthur Mathews, Fiona Looney, Helena Mulkerns, Niall Stokes, Máirín Sheehy, Olaf Tyaransen, Jackie Hayden, Liam Mackey, Damien Corless, Emmett O'Reilly, Paul Woodful, Jack Broder, Eamon Carr, Pat O'Mahony, David Malone, Lisa Geddes, Nick Kelly, Ian O'Doherty, Ronan O'Reilly, Mick Quinn, Rachel Sexton and Conor O'Mahony. Others in attendance included Liam McDonnell of Aegis, music publishers Johnny Lappin and Steve Lindsey, Radiators From Space and Ballyfermot College man Pete Holidai, merchandising guru David Bell, Whelan's booker Dave Allen, Tindersticks manager Dan Oggly, journalists Maurice Haugh and Ken Sweeney, John Spilland and Mick Flannery manager Lorcan Ennis, Janine Nallen, Pete Murphy, actor Joe McKinney and – needless to say – far too many more to mention everyone. May he rest in peace.