Country musician who was due to go on tour dies in a road accident in Northern Ireland

Tributes have been paid after a country musician died in a road accident in Co Armagh.

Guitarist Barry Mohan, 28, was involved in a collision on Monaghan Road, near Middletown, just before 6am on Monday.

He was part of the band All Folk’d Up.

In a statement, the band said it was “deeply saddened and shocked” by the death of a “talented musician”.

“Barry was integral to the band’s success and was the brother of lead singer Pauric,” they said.

“His energy and enthusiasm were always evident on stage and will be sorely missed in the local music scene.

“We have worked with Barry for the past few years, and it was obvious that his talent, his professionalism on and off stage, his love for the music, his drive and his determination for the band were always there with a smile on his face. . .

“Barry was due to tour England this weekend with All Folk’d Up, but those four gigs will now be cancelled.

“We express our deepest condolences to Pauric, his mother Marina, his daughter Ceala Rose and fellow band members Ryan, Paddy and Szymon and his entire family circle.”

A PSNI spokesman said an investigation is ongoing and police are calling on anyone who witnessed the collision or captured it on a dashcam to contact Crash Investigation Unit officers. at 101, citing reference 245 of 10/17/22.