Buíochas / Credits Teileann

Monday, January 30, 2017

James Byrne (Jim Phat James) Con Cassidy, Paddy O’Gara, Reg Taylor, Seosamh Ua Gallchobhair Con Cassidy Harry Bradshaw, Rab Cherry, Seosamh Ua Gallchobhair Frank Cassidy Con Cassidy, Willie…

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Paddy Cassidy (1893 – 1949)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(2nd March 1893 – 8th February 1949)  Paddy, a brother of John and Frank’s, was regarded as a fine fiddle player and also played the piccolo as a…

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John Cassidy (1886-1924)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(8th June 1886 – 24th August 1924) John, the eldest of the Cassidy brothers, was born and raised at An Cheapach, Teileann. He is still spoken of and remembered…

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Jimmy Lyons (1903-1977)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(19th May 1903 – 17th January 1977) Jimmy was born in the townland of Iomaire Mhuireanáin but spent much of his adult life at Rann na Cille. As a…

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Francis Curran (1910 – 2001)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(6th Jan 1910 – 5th June 2001) Prionnsias Ó Curraighín played the fiddle quite a bit in his youth and as a young man he was a frequent playing…

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Connie Haughey (1906-1999)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(8th December 1906 – 6th January 1999) Connie, or Connie Con Beag as he was better known, is remembered as one of the finest fiddlers of his generation in…

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Francie Kelly (circa 1878 – 1954)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(circa 1878 – 1954) Francie, a fiddle player was born and lived all his life at Leirg an Dachtáin. Like many of his generation in the Teileann area, he…

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Frank Cassidy (1900-1971)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(14th April 1900 – 9th March 1971) Like his two older brothers, Frank had a great pair of hands and an inventive mind. He is regarded as one…

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James Byrne (1915-1980)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(7th March 1915 – 22nd October 1980) James, known locally as Jim Phat James, was born in the townland of An Baile Mór but spent most of his adult…

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Jimmy Kelly (1887 – 1970)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(16th August 1887 – 1970) Jimmy was born at Leirg an Dachtáin but left the area at a relatively young age to work for the Monaghan family in Drumkeenaghan,…

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