Neillidh Boyle

Monday, January 30, 2017
Neillidh Boyle

was born in 1889 in Pennsylvania , USA, to immigrant parents who had a great interest in maintaining their family’s links to all aspects of Irish culture. They…

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James Byrne (1946-2008)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

(4th January 1946 – 8th November 2008)  Without doubt, James Byrne (An Bheirneach) of Mín na Croise was one of the finest traditional fiddle players in Ireland. Along…

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The Campbells

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Campbells

The Campbells, from near Glenties Co Donegal, are a very well known musical family. Brothers Vincent and Jimmy are very active fiddlers and are always in great demand…

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Con Cassidy (1909-1994)

Monday, January 23, 2017
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Con (6th July 1909 – 5th February 1994) a fiddler, was born and reared in Cruachlann, Teileann, where he was exposed to musical influences such as his cousins; John,…

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John Doherty 1900 – 1980

Sunday, January 22, 2017

John Doherty was born into a very musical travelling family in February 1900 in the Ardara area of Co Donegal. John’s parents were Mickey Mór Doherty (Mór being…

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Dinny McLaughlin

Friday, January 20, 2017
Dinny McLaughlin

Dinny McLaughlin was born in 1935, in Shandrum near Buncrana in Inishowen, North East Donegal. At the time when Dinny was a boy “big nights” in houses were…

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Tommy Peoples

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tommy Peoples, from St. Johnston in East Donegal, was born in Letterkenny in 1948, into a musical family . His grandfather, Jimmy Peoples, his uncles Mattha and George…

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