Buíochas / Credits Na Mínte

Monday, January 30, 2017

Paddy Boyle Anthony Hiúdaí Byrne, Jimmy Carr, Michael Conaghan, Francie McGinley Paddy Breslin James Byrne, Jimmy Carr, Con McGinley, Nola Tanner Anthony Hiúdaí Byrne Máire Galvin, Kathleen O’Donnell,…

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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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Con McGinley (1915 -)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
CON McGINLEY (16th July 1915 -)

(16th July 1915 -) Con, son of Condy, grew up at a time when the music tradition of Mín na Croise and Gleann Cholmcille was particularly strong. He still…

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Paddy Boyle (Paddy Bhillí na ropaí) (circa 1865-1951/52)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(circa 1865 – 1951/52) Paddy Boyle was born and raised in the townland of Coillte Feannaid some time in the mid 1860’s. As a young player he was influenced…

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Patrick Breslin (1897-1994)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(16th September 1897 – 9th December 1994) Patrick or ‘Paddy the Cooper’ as he was known locally, was born with a twin sister, Mary Ann in An Srath Buí…

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Paddy Gillespie (Paddy Dhonail) (1914-1992)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(6th January 1914 – 22nd November 1992 Paddy, a fiddle player, was married to Maggie McGinley, also from Mín na Croise. They had seven children together, one of whom,…

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Paddy Hiúdaí Byrne (1896-1967)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(26th June 1896 – 30th May 1967)  Paddy Hiúdaí Byrne of Mín na Croise, a first cousin of Con McGinley was born in 1896, the same year as…

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John McGinley (John Phadaí Chonchobhair) (1892-i980)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(23rd July 1892 – 25th May 1980) John, better known as John Phadaí Chonchobhair, was regarded very highly as a fiddler both in his own townland of Mín na…

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Paddy Carr (Paddy Ned Mháire) (?-1953)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Although he was born and reared in the townland of Lairg an Breac in the parish of Ard an Ratha, Paddy, a fiddler was strongly associated with local…

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John Gillespie (Johnny Mhuiris)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

John grew up in Mín an Draighin in the 1920s, a period when the local tradition was particularly strong. He may have been influenced by his uncle, Mick…

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