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Paschal Allen obituary

3 days ago   |   By The Guardian

My friend Paschal Allen, who has died aged 87 from Covid-19, was an opera singer who spent 15 years at the Royal Opera House, toured extensively across Europe and Australia, and sang at Glyndebourne, Aldeburgh and Edinburgh festivals. Paschal was the eldest of six children, born in Armagh. His father, Tommy, ran a hardware store. His mother, Bea , played the piano and violin in local ceilidh bands. Paschal went to the local Christian Brothers school and was soon singing treble in the Catholic cathedral choir in Armagh.
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