Speaking previously to the Irish Independent, Louis said of Mae: “She rang me and said how good her son and the group were, and for some reason I believed her.
“Every mother says their son is brilliant. I believed Mae Filan.
“And I met them and there was something about them. They were rough around the edges.”
Peter and Mae are survived by their seven children; Shane, Finbarr, Peter, Yvonne, Liam, Denise and Máiréad.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.