Sinead's lament for Lambert
Published 27/02/2010 | 05:00
MOURNERS said a fond farewell yesterday to puppeteer Eugene Lambert to the strains of the theme to 'Wanderly Wagon', the iconic 1970s RTE children's programme, which he created and starred in.
A musical tribute was also paid by family friend and neighbour Sinead O'Connor, pictured by Steve Humphreys, who sang a haunting version of 'Make Me A Channel of Your Peace' to a packed congregation of actors, writers, musicians and politicians at the funeral in Monkstown, south Dublin.
Mr Lambert (82), who died on Monday, was a child at heart who understood children, mourners were told.
"He really is on board 'Wanderly Wagon' for the last time," remarked one onlooker .
Wanderly Wagon's final journey: Pages 2, 3