Derry’s Singing Butcher in tribute to Maisie Crawford on first anniversary

Much loved local woman Maisie Crawford, who passed away a year ago, has been fondly remembered by the ‘singing’ butcher with whom she gained international fame.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 8:21 am

Maisie Crawford was well known locally for her charitable work across the city and there were many tributes when she passed away in March 2020.

She rose however to global prominence via a charming video of local butcher Mark McCafferty from Hegarty’s Butchers serenading her.

The video, recorded by Maisie’s granddaughter, Ashley Leah Budziszewski, went viral when it was published on social media four years ago.

Maisie Crawford with the Singing Butcher Mark McCafferty.

In the video, Maisie Crawford enters Hegarty’s Butchers in William Street and asks “where’s my boyfriend?”.

Maisie is then serenaded by Mark McCafferty, who sings a wonderful version of Eddy Arnold’s 1950s classic ‘You Don’t Know Me’.

Recalling the fun he and the staff had with their customer Maisie, Mark said: “She was little bundle of energy and joy when she came through these doors of the shop singing and dancing.

“She will always be missed.”

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