Buíochas / Credits Na Mínte

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)

(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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Condy McGinley (1873-1946)

Condy McGinley & James Patrick Boyle

(circa 1873 – 13th January 1946) Condy, or Condy Beag was the son of Condy and Bridget (nee McNelis), who married into Mín na Croise from a musical house…

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Con McGinley (1915 -)

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)

(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)

(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)

(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)

(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)

(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)

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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