Hot House Flowers saxophonist Leo Barnes has died

Irish saxophonist Leo Barnes, who was a member of Hot House Flowers for 13 years, has died.

The musician, who played saxophone in Dublin folk-rock band from 1985 to 1998, poured out moving tributes.

He has also appeared on albums by Michelle Shocked, Two Way Street and Shane Howard.

The official Hot House Flowers account shared a photo of the talented musician on Twitter last night and wrote: “Every note he played blew us all away…. Play on Leo Barnes… RIP.”

Fiachna Ó Braonáin paid tribute to his bandmate on social media, sharing a black and white photo of the two on stage.

He captioned it: “Every note he played took my breath away…. Codlah samh Leo Barnes…”

One fan wrote: “My teenage years were all about Hothouse Flowers. I first saw them on RDS in 1988, bought all the records, went to the gigs, joined the fan club, talked about them A LOT.

“I still have 2 scrapbooks full of newspaper articles and interviews. RIP Leo Barnes.”

Others have shared their experiences of taking the Hot House Flowers star’s saxophone lessons.

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