Taidhg Burke Dead: Irish Musician and Calvinists Member Dies in Car Crash in Bantry

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Taidhg Burke, a member of The Calvinists, has died after a car crash over the weekend in Bantry, Ireland.

Burke was fatally injured when the car he was riding in struck a pole on Bridge Street at about 4 a.m. on Sunday, reported the Irish Times.

Burke was taken by ambulance to Bantry General Hospital but died on Tuesday from his wounds.

Other members of the band The Calvinists expressed their sorrow.

“Dear Friends, We are deeply saddened to bring you the news that Taidhg Burke, our bass player, friend & brother has passed away from injuries he sustained in a car accident on Sunday morning,” they said in a message to fans.

“This is obviously a very sad & difficult time for his family, the band and his friends. Taidhg was so loved by everyone who knew him. He was a fantastic songwriter, bass player, performer and friend.

“Taidhg’s family and the band would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support in this extremely difficult time. Taidhg will be in our hearts forever and words can’t even express how much we will miss him.

“His mother Sandie has asked us to send her love to you all and asked that everyone please please take a lesson from this tragedy, to stay safe on the roads, wear a seat belt and please try to make the right decision when driving at all times.”

Burke will be reposed at the Mealagh Valley Community Hall on Wednesday, the Irish Independent reported. His mass will be on Thursday at noon at St. Finbarr’s Church Bantry. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.