Rochester musician Joe Dady dies at 61

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Joe Dady, one of the region’s most well-known musicians, died on Saturday at the age of 61.

Dady was one half of the Dady Brothers, and performed with his brother John for more than four decades.

Dady, who was born and raised in Rochester, was being treated for leukemia. He passed away on Saturday night at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Dady played many instruments, including the fiddle, banjo and tin whistle.

The Dady Brothers were known for their Irish music and for years hosted trips to to Ireland. Dady was also a widely sought-out music teacher and mentor to countless musicians over the years.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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