Watch: Big crowd for Leslie Hall Appreciation Night in Cookstown RBL

An appreciation night was held last night in memory of Cookstown ‘gentleman’ Leslie Hall, whose death following surgery complications sent shockwaves through the community.

Leslie, who managed Cookstown’s Royal British Legion for over ten years, began his retirement just weeks before the much-needed heart surgery that in the end claimed his life.

Curtis Magee Ireland's Favourite Singer who took to the stage during the appreciation night in memory of Leslie Hall pictured with Leslie's brother Aaron and his wife Patricia.INMM1916-414

Curtis Magee Ireland's Favourite Singer who took to the stage during the appreciation night in memory of Leslie Hall pictured with Leslie's brother Aaron and his wife Patricia.INMM1916-414

A well known and respected man, many of the musicians he booked down through his years at Cookstown RBL have banded together to pay their respects to their good friend at a tribute night in the club.

Stars taking part included ‘good friend’ Curtis Magee, Billy McFarland, Boxcar Brian and Johnny Fingers McHugh to name a few.

Our lensman, Simon Robinson, popped along to capture the occasion.