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Rogers Park Composer, Producer and Musician Mike Kirkpatrick Leaves Legacy of His Own Musical Evolution and Artistic Impact

Mike Kirkpatrick, a Chicago-based composer, producer and musician, died Aug. 27 at 65 of colon cancer at his home in Rogers Park, just over a mile north of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. He was part of a successful Celtic rock band, accompanied dance groups to the international stage (and Johnny Carson’s) and helped to blend the sounds of freeform jazz with traditional Irish folk.

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Rogers Park Composer, Producer and Musician Mike Kirkpatrick Leaves Legacy of His Own Musical Evolution and Artistic Impact

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