Brian Hegarty (1898 – 1972)

  Brian Hegarty was born at Iomascan in 1898, the youngest child of Patrick and Mary Hegarty. He had four sisters and a brother, Con, who also played…

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Patrick Byrne (b.1892)

(b. 8th February 1892) Patrick, a fiddler, was born and reared in the townland of Cill Chathasaigh but emigrated to the USA when he was quite young. He…

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Agnes Cunningham (1915 – 1997)

(1915 – 9th January 1997) Agnes, a fiddler, was born in An Seanach in 1915, a sister to Peter and John Cunningham. The melodeon was more commonly played…

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James Gallagher (Snr) (1800s)

James Gallagher (Snr) (1800s) James Gallagher, a fiddler and melodeon player was the third generation of his family in Cró na Roda. His grandfather, Séamus originally came from Mínte…

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John Doherty (1894 – 1976)

(4th February 1894 – 22nd March 1976) John was born in at An Bogach in 1894, the third child in a family of five. He stayed in the…

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Paddy Byrne (c.1919-2003)

(c.1919 – 14th May 2003) Paddy Byrne, a fiddle player and composer of tunes was born in Malin, in the peninsula of Inishowen, County Donegal. His father, John…

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Con Dorrian (1926 – 1991)

(19th June 1926 – 25th February 1991) Con Dorrian, from Cill Chathasaigh / Na Caislíní was a highly regarded fiddle player. His father, James, was married twice and…

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Con McGinley (1889 – 1974)

(2nd May 1889 – 2nd February 1974) Con (Con Condy John Beag) was the third generation of his family to inhabit the home house at Iomascan. When he…

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Edward Byrne (1899 – 1976)

  Edward was born into a family of ten in the final year of the 19th century at An Chógais. His father, Dominic was a recognised storyteller and…

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John Byrne (1941 – 2011)

(June 1941 – 7th April 2011) John (Johnny) Byrne was born and raised in a family steeped in traditional music and song at An Chógais in 1941, the…

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