Mick McShane (1896 – 1969)

(23rd January 1896 – 11th November 1969) Mick, of Iomaire Mhuireanáin is remembered as a very fine fiddle player in a generation where the standard of playing was…

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Con Cassidy (1909-1994)


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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Michael Gallagher (1906 – 1986)


(13th December 1906 – 1st November 1986) Michael, or Mickey Golly as he was known locally, was from the townland of Rann na Cille, Teileann where he was…

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Peadar Ó Beirn (1900 – 1950)

Peadar Ó Beirn (Peadar Johnnie Johndie), was a lilter, singer and storyteller born and raised at Baile an tSruthain on the border of the townlands of Iomaire Mhuireanáin…

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Kitty ‘Seán’ Cunningham (1919 – 2018)

Kitty was steeped in the music and dance tradition of Teileann, from both her family and neighbours in Cruachlann, where she was born in October 1919. Her grandmother,…

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