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Condolences & Stories
Please post any condolences and stories or memories about Derek you would like to share with his family & friends.
Only now do I realise I thought of Derek as a big brother. Very odd, as I’m older than him and have several of them. I first met Derek in class in DIT Aungier street. I had transferred into second year and this guy was teaching our class. As I recall it, he hadn’t yet graduated, but he knew as muc
Derek, after so many years of promises of coming to see you and Aoibhe and your kids, I finally decided to come and just knock on your door and to surprise you. I only got to know you had left this life to another one, last week. Derek, I miss you, despite years apart. Aoiphe and kids, I'm sending a
I had the pleasure of working with Derek a few times over the last few years. He was a true professional and such a wonderful person. I remember his amazing problem-solving skills, creativity, sense of humour, and kindness. My deepest condolences to Derek’s family. I found this video, it is from a
By now everyone knows that our dear friend and colleague Derek Cronin was laid to rest on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022. We are all still reeling from the impact of his loss and the powerful strength and love of Derek's family throughout the ceremony. Every day I remember a comment, a story, a piece
Shocked and saddened to hear of Derek's passing. A great musician who will be missed by many. Deepest condolences to Aoibhe, Cole, Cora and all the family. From Conn, Christine, Finn and Lily. The track below is by Audiokiss; I played the violin parts to the orchestrated strings Derek had written.
Today we said goodbye to our pal Derek. He fixed more of my tech problems than I can admit to having, he built a fabulous website for Holly & The Go-Lights when websites were a new thing (we thought he was a wizard). I did my first ever voice over and first ever jingle for Derek.. (I didn't reali
When I think of Derek, I think of his generosity, his love for his family, his kindness, sense of humour, astonishing talent, warm energy and brilliant sense of humour. Derek was an all round sweetheart. I worked with him in BIMM and also worked with him on an animation scoring project, and while I
The MMT staff of the masters programme in Trinity College Dublin that Derek attended from 2019-2021 are devastated to hear of Derek’s passing. We extend our deepest sympathies to Derek’s family, friends, work colleagues and classmates. Derek had such an amazing impact on the MMT staff and his f
Derek was incredibly mature as a teenager. This was maybe due to the many talents he carried so lightly that you could easily forget how diverse his musical abilities were, never mind the way he flipped that BMX and destroyed you at soccer! I look back in wonder at the tolerance he displayed to "p
Derek worked closely with me on a nursery rhyme DVD for an sign language organization called Lamh, in the early 2000s. Nursery rhymes were used to teach signing to kids and their parents, where some cognitive condition impacted speech. Derek's role was to compose, produce and play the music and deli
Derek, Well, what can I say? An absolute gentleman of the highest order. Someone I considered a friend even though our paths crossed rarely over the last few years. A man whom never, ever had a bad word to say about anyone or anything. A gem. Derek adored his family and lived for them. Our last conv
Derek has been a bright and positive presence in my life for the last 6 years. First, as my lecturer while I studied at BIMM and then as a colleague when I started to teach there. As his student, it struck me how unassuming and modest Derek was about his incredible talents. It always took me by surp
Spent a lot of time together growing up. He was the first kid on the block to have a BMX bike doing amazing tricks - impressed the whole street. Excellent Sprinter - Racing down the street together from the youth club. Always beat me! Speedy Gonzales I used to call him. First groupies with his first
I got to know Derek when we were in secondary school - he was in Flannan’s and I was in Rice. We met through mutual friends and, along with Aidan O’Grady, we just got on from the start, with shared interests in music, film, books, many cultural pursuits and an individual sense of fashion - at the t
Derek was a caring and conscientious colleague and friend. Whilst I led the MA programme at BIMM, Derek was involved in a small capacity, and worked with one of our MA students as a coach. I was really struck with the passion and dedication that Derek brought to his role, and when his students didn'
I am a friend of Derek’s from years, upon years ago. I am from Canada & I met Derek at the same Young People Peace Camp that I also met John Kelly in 1989. It was my first trip abroad and I was 18 yrs old. Meeting other young people from across the world was transformative for me, and I loved that
Derek was one of my classmates in the Music and Media Technology program. We shared a few classes, but I got to know him a little later in the year when we were all planning the graduate show. Derek and I were in charge of copywriting — but his contribution to the show went far and beyond that. He s
I was in college with Derek from '89-'93. He was a really cool guy what with his long hair, hats and waistcoats. He told a funny story one time about being at a concert or music festival and some guy coming up behind him and putting his arms around him and saying, "Ah, there ya are Brigid". At wh
Over the past few years my son, Daniel, has taught himself the drums. He said he would have given up only for Derek, giving him encouragement and guidance . Advising him on the best drum kits, software and equipment . He recently had great difficulty getting the latest drum software to work until De
Yesterday was something both special and inspirational. I will never be able to listen to "All you need is love" or "Mr. Blue Sky" without thinking of the service for Derek. I collected one of the acorns and will keep and treasure it in memory of one of the most talented people I had to pleasure to
I’ve a vague memory of being introduced to Derek outside the pub in Newmarket, by Tara and back then, his main interest was a BMX bike. He seemed a bit exotic to me with his jet black hair and clearly FAR cooler than me – and yet he somehow became a friend 😊. Through teenage years there are so man
Myself and Jay had the pleasure of working with Derek on a show we created and produced for Nickelodeon - Tot Cop. I have great memories of the 3 of us sitting in our kitchen drinking coffee and discussing ideas and the excitement when he sent through various options on themes etc. and then the joy
I only met Derek a handful of times as Aoibhe and my sister Jenny are close friends. It was a delight to talk to him about jazz and especially piano genius Thelonious Monk. The riffs, the chromatic notes, the chord progressions, the drum shuffles - to discuss them with a composer is a real treat. We
I knew Derek as a young student up in the big city (aka Dublin) when we were all very green. Back then he was the coolest person I knew but the soundest coolest person. We would have met each other through mutual friends up to our late twenties but then lost touch. I remember getting the chance to f
I met Derek a few times in the studio with Paul many moons ago, recording music. He was so helpful about a year ago when I needed some advice around my website. I am sending my deepest condolences to his family and friends at this terrible sad time, may has soul rest in peace love and light Tina
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