Sunday 21 July 2019

Phil's boy back in town to see Lizzy

Macdaragh Lambe (right) with his pal Roderick Perceval
at Slane on Saturday
Macdaragh Lambe (right) with his pal Roderick Perceval at Slane on Saturday
Kings of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill on stage
Mel Taylor and Aoife Collins wait for Kings of Leon to come on stage
The front row with the castle in the background
An aerial view of the site as the crowd gathers
Tanya Colly and Sarah Molly enjoy the show
A birthday cake prepared for Lord Henry Mount Charles to celebrate his 60th birthday at the weekend
Jared and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon meet Neil Diamond on Friday night


PHIL Lynott's son watched Thin Lizzy return to the Slane stage for the first time in 30 years.

Sculptor Macdaragh Lambe enjoyed his father's reformed band from a grassy hill on front of Slane Castle with host Lord Henry Mount Charles by his side.

"I wasn't here the first time my dad played 30 years ago, but seeing Thin Lizzy tonight, in this setting, with Lord Henry -- it's something I am going to remember for the rest of my life," said Lambe (42).

Born in Dublin in 1968, as a result of a relationship between his mother and the then-struggling musician Lynott, he was given up for adoption and brought up by loving couple Oliver and Martina Lambe in Celbridge, Co Kildare.

It wasn't until he was 35 that he learnt he was the son of the million-selling Irish rock star who passed away in 1986.

However, Lambe found himself one of the VIP guests in Slane on Saturday being entertained by Lord Mount Charles and his wife Iona.

"The first time Henry met me, he laughed and said 'Oh my God -- the boy is back in town.' We met because I work in event management and have been involved in a few Slanes," said Lambe, who bears a striking resemblance to his father.

"It was marvellous seeing and hearing the crowd getting into my dad's songs. He's not around, but his music was rocking Slane again. I was very humbled and moved to be witnessing it," he added.

Irish Independent

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