Pascal Froissart, Reims & Tullig

Brigitte FROISSART, his wife, Marius, Claire, Augustin, his children, Kyan, his grandson, as well as all the family and friends, have the pain to share with you the sudden death of Mr Pascal FROISSART, retired professor from Notre-Dame college, which occurred on May 6, 2021 at the age of 68.

Pascal rests at the Neuvillette funeral home, Reims, France. The funeral will take place on May 14, 2021 in privacy [1]


Pascal and his wife Brigitte spent the summers of the last 30 odd years living in their house in Tullig. A trained musician, he came to Ireland  after discovering Irish Traditional Music, took up the Irish accordion, immersed himself in the music of Sliabh Luachra, and played around the country.


Pascal Froissart from Reims in France was born in 1953. At fourteen, he was playing the guitar for folk songs, blues, ragtime, and also bluegrass on the mandolin. He discovered Bert Jansch and John Renbourn at 18 and was immediately captivated by their music. He heard them live at a Pentangle concert in Bobino, Paris, in 1972. He even met and talked to Bert and John before the concert in a tiny bar, which was a thrilling experience! From configuring Renbourn’s music, Pascal turned to classical guitar for a while, before discovering Irish music. He then put down his guitar in favour of the Irish accordion which he played extensively all over Ireland. He is still playing and partly living in Ireland. [from: For Bert Jansch]


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8 thoughts on “Pascal Froissart, Reims & Tullig”

  1. Brigitte and family, I’m so sorry to hear of the sad loss of your husband and father Pascal. I have good memories of meeting you during your many visits to the library when I worked there. Breda O’Leary.

  2. Pascal , Brigitte and family were so welcome in the Aubane Community. It is so sad that this gent has left the world too soon. I hope that Brigitte will see it in her heart to be able to call back at some stage to their home in Aubane to celebrate their life there. Sincere condolances to the whole family.

  3. Sincere sympathy and prayers to Brigitte and to Marius, Claire, Augustin and Kyan on the very sad departure of Pascal to his Eternal Reward. R.I.P.. A True Gentleman and wonderfully talented Musician – Pascal enriched the lives of everyone with whom he came into contact over the past three decades when Tullig became his family’s favourite Irish home. With Brigitte and Family, Pascal always accorded such a sincere welcome to their Irish home where they blended in so very perfectly with their many great neighbours and friends in Tullig, Aubane and Mushera. Quality Irish traditional music intermingled with superb French music has been so much part of the Froissart Family in Ireland and in Reims, France. Pascal and Family often visited Millstreet Museum and shared some splendid stories and information and very much identified with our Breton Twin Town of Pommerit le Vicomte. When on our radio programme “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday night (11th May 2021) we featured a little tribute to Pascal including the playing of some Irish and French music, many Listeners to shared their condolences having been privileged to have been acquainted with Pascal. May the gentle Soul of Pascal rest in peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

    1. Sincere sympathies to Brigiitte & family. Rest in Peace Pascal. From Cliona Broderick

  4. Brigitte. Comhbhrón ó chroí leat is do chlann ar bhás Pascal. Fear uasal séimh. Suaimhneas síoraí ar a anam. Olive agus muintir Anne Keane

  5. We are so shocked and heartbroken to hear this. We send deepest sympathy and love to you all. Bernard and Heather O’Donoghue, and Ellie, Tom and Josie.

  6. Deeply saddened and shocked to read this. So sorry for you Brigitte and family. We had heaps more sessions left to play and sing together at. He is surely having a great session with Bertie, Pádraig Ó Hicí and all in Cullen, Rockchapel and Scartaglin etc. Thinking and praying for you and all the family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Le mór mhór ghrá ó Elizabeth, Katie and the Doodys .

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