It’s always sad to have to report on this kind of news, but Legendary music manager and one of the driving forces behind band booking at Whelans Derek Nally passed away yesterday from a Heart Attack.

Derek Nally was heavily involved in Whelans and The Village and managed bands like Ham Sandwich, Juliet Turner and more.

Goldenplec would like to pass on our condolences to his family,friends and anyone whom his life touched.

Hotpress are running a tribute post in dedication to the man which can be found HERE

Fight Like Apes Tweeted

Very shocked&sad to hear about Derek Nally. Always so supportive & helpful with us, for no reason other then he was just a kind man. RIP

Ham Sandwich said on Facebook

We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the passing of our manager and friend Derek Nally. Derek stuck with us through the good and bad times, always someone to confide in, to lean on or to just talk about music. A true gentleman; things will never be the same again. Our thoughts are with his family. RIP Derek

Good Seed PR had this post to speak of their thoughts on the news – HERE

The Last Tycoons said on Facebook

would like to express our deepest sympathies with the family and friends of Derek Nally. His commitment and dedication to music in Ireland was without parallel and the loss of Derek’s passion and drive in our community will be sorely felt. May he rest in perfect peace

The Blizzards tweeted

R.I.P. Derek Nally – Music promoter & Manager – Our sympathies go out to his family & friends – The Blizzards

Director tweeted

RIP Derek Nally. Condolences to his family and friends.

Super Model Twins said on Facebook

We’ve just heard that Derek Nally, manager of Ham Sandwich and one of the main forces behind Whelans, Dublin, has passed away. Derek was a true gentleman, he will be missed. RIP

Jim Carrol from On the Record Tweeted and Posted – Tweet Post

Very sad to hear about the death of promoter/manager/booker Derek Nally yesterday. He – and those phone calls – will be missed. RIP

DC Tempest Tweeted

Derek Nally RIP. We have lost a great man and the Irish music industry will never see another like him. His family are in our prayers.

John Shelley and the Creatures tweeted

R.I.P. Derek Nally – Music promoter & Manager – Our sympathies go out to his family & friends – John, Shelly & The Creatures