Eva Cassidy’s aunt Isabel died on December 28, 2016. She was 83. Isabel was a sister of Hugh Cassidy, Eva’s father. Isabel was one of the first people who really believed in Eva Cassidy’s talent. She supported Eva from the beginning of her career. She was there for Eva’s performances when hardly anyone showed up. Eva called Isabel her Patron Saint of the Arts. Aunt Isabel gave her niece a donation that made it possible for The Eva Cassidy Band to record their album Live at Blues Alley. Isabel Cassidy was a talented woman herself; she had a fine taste in art and was musical. She started her own choir, and was a school teacher. Her husband Alan B. Bligh died in 1992. Isabel raised three children. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Isabel’s family and friends.
A memorial service for Isabel Cassidy Bligh will be held on Saturday, January 28th in Alexandria (VA).