Brush Shiels visits the grave of his friend Phil Lynott at St Fintan's Cemetery in Sutton, Dublin.

Marking the first anniversary of the death of Irish rock singer Phil Lynott, his friend the musician Brush Shiels visits St Fintan's Cemetery in Sutton, County Dublin.

Phil Lynott died in England on 4 January 1986. Seven days later he was laid to rest at St Fintan's Cemetery. At the graveside Brush Shiels salutes his old pal,

Hey amigo, how’s it going man?

He wishes the weather was warmer for his graveside musings,

Why couldn’t you have picked the last week in July or the first week in August so all your friends could get out here for you in the nice sunny weather?

On behalf of musicians Robbie Brennan, Noel Bridgeman, Pat Quigley, Joe Staunton and Brian Downey, Brush Shiels pays respect to Phil Lynott. He also mentions seeing founding member and the original guitarist with Thin Lizzy Eric Bell over the Christmas season.

Brush Shiels promises to pay a return visit to the grave but,

For the time being adios amigo.

This episode of 'Off Yer Brush' was broadcast on 12 January 1987. This footage was filmed on 5 January 1987.

Phil Lynott's grave, 1987
Phil Lynott's grave in St Fintan's Cemetery in Sutton, County Dublin, 1987.