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Mom Mom from Tralee wrote on September 6, 2019 at 4:41 pm:
Silent thoughts of times together Hold precious memories that will last for ever Always in our hearts and forever in our thoughts. Miss you so much Dearest Eric our lovely son and brother.XXX
Bill Knowles Bill Knowles from South Riding, VA wrote on March 20, 2019 at 3:45 pm:
You doing a live cover of "Jump" by Van Halen made my day.

It is easily the greatest song ever made by the greatest band all of time, Van Halen.

Thank you for doing that cover, great job!!!
Damien nolan Damien nolan from London wrote on December 4, 2018 at 7:58 pm:
Dearest Eric

Happy birthday you wonderful man.

I’ve had so memories of you today as I have just started to work as a teacher at the music school where you first taught me. I see you in each corridor and picture myself sat in your lessons.

I was just a kid then. I wish so much that I got to have some time with you now as an adult. I still continue to perform your music all over the world. You changed my life. Thank you.

I want to keep your legacy going and bring new people towards your work. If anyone is interested in my plan to do so please get in touch with me damien@damiennolan.com

Eric, I miss you dear boy. X
Mom Mom from City wrote on December 4, 2018 at 3:45 pm:
Thinking of you today with sadness, my lovely son Eric. 51 years ago was such a happy day for us. Miss you so much.
CAROLYN HANLEY CAROLYN HANLEY from RENNES, FRANCE wrote on August 15, 2018 at 1:44 pm:
Bonjour !

We lived in Woodlee park for a few years in the late 70s, across from the Roches.
Eric was a lovely, blond, outgoing kid.

Everybody remembers him for his music and personality and rightly so.

I would like to add that from my perspective, Eric was a generally very gifted person.
As a kid, he organised an annual cross-country championship for all the kids in Woodlee park. And there were lots of us.
We loved it. How entrepreneurial is that for a child?

Great loss, but we carry You in our thoughts.
Greetings to your Family.
David Bibbey David Bibbey from Woodbury CT USA wrote on August 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm:
Just booked tickets to see Tommy Emmanuel in Norfolk CT and wish Eric would be on stage too.
Had the pleasure to meet him, play guitar with him, even record some of my songs with him in the 90s in Hampstead London.
Saw him play with David McAlmont in Camden (he borrowed my Trace AMP - for Jules Holland show too! My AMP had more fame than I ever will!! saw him play at the Mean Fiddler where my wife (who loved his hair) and I met his wife to be.
Lost contact until when in Exning Suffolk I thought I would look him up , discovered he was relatively local to then discover he had passed away,
Blessings to his family and long may his music surround us x
Cathy F Cathy F from Haliburton wrote on May 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm:
Listened to the documentary on RTE this morning and was very touched listening to his brother speak of him. Beautiful indeed.
Chris F Chris F from Frozen Tundra o Death wrote on April 24, 2018 at 5:16 pm:
An Andertons youtube channel episode with Mike Dawes brought me here. Yes, I have been living in a cave as this is my first introduction to Mr. Eric Roche. Forgive me, but understand I don't know what I don't know.

Anyway, I am working to catch up on all things Eric! Sadly, I realize Eric taken away from us much too soon. Thankfully, there is a book! I am very much looking forward to studying/enjoying the Roche Acoustic guitar book (have it on order). Thank you Eric, family, and friends!
Tony Buckley Tony Buckley from Cork wrote on April 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm:
Lovely guitar playing Eric. Rest in Peace
Roche family Roche family from Cambridge wrote on December 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm:
Thank you to all the Eric Roche fans (old and new) who have supported this website, spread the word of his talents and purchased his music at ericroche.bandcamp.com. It’s a great comfort to his family that Eric is still remembered and admired. Bless you all and wishing you joy throughout the festive season and peace and happiness in 2018! X
Eric Christopher Mestre Eric Christopher Mestre from Halifax, Nova Scotia wrote on December 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm:
I first heard about Eric from Guitar Techniques magazine. Of coarse his name jumped right out at me because my mother's maiden name is Roche and my first name is Eric. There was this connection right away. His finger style guitar excellence was recognized right away and I be came a fan. It was truly shocking to hear for his passing at such an early age. It takes wind right out of your sails to realize the end of such a wonderful talent. I have since discovered that my G G Grandfather came to Nova Scotia from County Cork Ireland in 1845. I only wish a few of those musical genes from the Roche family were passed along to me and my children. RIP Eric - gone but never forgotten.
Gail Gail from Tralee wrote on December 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm:
Thinking of you Eric on what would have been your 50th Birthday.
Loren Neufeld Loren Neufeld from Winnipeg wrote on September 10, 2017 at 7:48 pm:
Finally (after all these years), I have listened to "With These Hands" CD!! What a great set of songs! Better late, than not at all, IMHO.
Stef Danczak Stef Danczak from Dublin wrote on August 20, 2017 at 6:32 pm:
Had the honour of having Eric as my one on one teacher for a semester at MI in London. Great memories of a great guy.
Akim Robinson Akim Robinson from D.C> wrote on February 11, 2017 at 9:26 am:
THis site beautiful, Eric is an inspiration
Ian Ian from London wrote on November 4, 2016 at 11:43 am:
A wonderful, wonderful guitarist. An absolute inspiration, very much missed, always admired.
Nathalie Nathalie from City wrote on September 6, 2016 at 6:58 pm:
Thinking of you today Eric and reminiscing...miss your presence on earth and inspiration...💜
Ben Wheeler Ben Wheeler from Bristol wrote on August 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm:
I've recently played some of Eric's music again and his 'While my guitar gently weeps' is as beautiful as ever. I was fortunate to have been in one of Eric's classes around 2001 so was lucky enough to spend some time with him. When I play Blackbird I can still recall his kindness and encouragement as a teacher. Still inspiring guitarists to this day - what a legacy.
Catherine Meyers Catherine Meyers from Apple River, Nova Scotia, Canada wrote on June 20, 2016 at 12:22 am:
Last night while listening to RTE as is my usual routine late at night. I had never heard of Eric Roche. WOW such a talent ans a beautiful soul.

I am so grateful to have heard the documentary about him and his brother Bryan. It was so incredibly touching. I also had a big brother who died with MS. Like Bryan I also learned so much about life from my big brother. This program touched me deeply.

Catherine Meyers
Jon Curley (jon.curley@trakcel.com) Jon Curley (jon.curley@trakcel.com) from Tralee Originally wrote on May 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm:
I caught a flight some time bacl from New York to London. I got talking to the guy beside me, Darren Weston, who as it turns out was a Data Scientist (my day job) and born in London. Across the screen he could see I was listening to some Led Zep and, on that basis alone, decided to fire up a conversation. We talked about music, my love of drumming, and all the amazing talent from my little town in Ireland.

I talked about how Tralee was such a frustratingly amazing place to grow up from a music perspective. How I would spend hours every evening practicing, with dreams of rock stardom, only to wander out to local pubs and hear a guy called Dick O' Shea who had more talent in one finger than I would ever have. To meet a kid who'd recently moved from London, called Sean Lineham, to visit his house one evening and see this clear perspex ludwig kit and hear the most amazing drumming I'd ever heard.

And then I talked about a local legendary guitarist called Erich Roche - who was beyond compare....

At that point Darren looked at me an went "WHAT, YOU KNEW ERIC ROCHE?". to which I replied, yes, why? He talked about how he'd been to Brighton, London and many other place to listen to Eric and try to learn from watching him.

To this day, Eric has fans all over the world, many amazing musicians themelves, who remain spellbound by his creativity. I'm sure they're 100% correct about his genius - all I can confirm is he was a kind and gentle-spirirted guy that Paudie Kenny introduced me to at him home one evening in Moyderwell, 30 years ago, and is now a legend I am proud to say I met.

Jon Curley