John Byrne (1941–2011)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

John Byrne (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,…

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Kate Bonar (1904 – 1980)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Kate Bonar (23rd October 1904 – 28th April 1980) Kate Bonar was the youngest child of a family of ten, all of whom were singers. Kate took up the…

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Patrick Gallagher (1916 -) James Gallagher (Jnr) (1923 -)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Patrick Gallagher (8th July 1916 – ) James Gallagher (Jnr) (6TH January 1923 – ) Patrick was regarded as a sweet fiddler and a good dance player. He…

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Peter Cunningham (1909-1996)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Peter Cunningham  (31st August 1909 – 2nd January 1996) Peter Cunningham, a highly regarded fiddle player and bagpiper with the Saint Cartha’s Pipe Band was born in 1909…

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Francie ‘Dearg’ Ó Beirn (1904-1987)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Francie ‘Dearg’ Ó Beirn  (23rd December 1904 – 25th June 1987) Franice was born and reared at Caiseal on the coast road to Doire Leathan, to Patrick and…

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Mickey ‘Bán’ Ó Beirn (1899-1980)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mickey ‘Bán’ Ó Beirn  (22nd June 1899 – 12th December 1980) One of seven children born and raised at Caiseal, Mickey was nurtured in a strong local music…

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Frank McHugh (1924 – )

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Frank McHugh  (5th July 1924 – ) In his youth, Frank McHugh learned much of his fiddle playing from Peter Cunningham of An Seanach, a fiddler who Frank…

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John Doogan (1874 – 1932)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

John Doogan  (4th November 1874 – 29th June 1932) John Doogan, blacksmith and fiddle player was a grandson of Patrick Doogan, the first of the Doogan family to…

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Condy Lyons (1888-1978)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Condy Lyons  (7th April 1888 – 15th December 1978) Condy was one of ten siblings, born at Caiseal in 1888 to Denis and Anne Lyons (née Carr). His…

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Doogans, Patrick, Joseph & Margaret

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Patrick Doogan (1878 – ?)  Joseph Doogan (1885 – ?)  Margaret Doogan (1888 – 1973) Younger brothers of John Doogan, Leitir, both Patrick and Joseph were fine fiddle…

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