Daniel Donnelly Gallagher (1892 – 1964)

Daniel Donnelly Gallagher was, without doubt, one of the most important characters in the music tradition in the parish of Inver. Like John James Connaghan, His house in…

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Pat James Brogan (1927 – 2015)

Pat James Brogan was from the townland of Tullynaha and learned melodeon from both his uncle, William James Meehan and William Lawn of Tullynagreine. Thomas Doherty of Drimalost…

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Erwin O’Rourke (1900 – 1953)

Erwin O’Rourke or ”Wee Erwin / Iriwin” was a highly regarded travelling tinsmith who spent most of his life in Inver parish. In the 1911 census he boarded…

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Peter Quinn (1924 – 1980)

Peter Quinn was a fine sweet fiddler who put his own individual mark on various tunes which are still part of the tradition today. Peter was hugely influenced…

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Danny Meehan (b.1940)

Danny Meehan is widely recognised as one of the finest exponents of fiddle playing in Ireland today. He was nurtured in the local tradition, first by his grandmother Susie…

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John James Connaghan (1900 – 1973)

John James Connaghan’s blacksmiths forge on the Doorin Line was one of the most important meeting places for local musicians such as Daniel Shields, Charlie McCahill and the…

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Patrick Monaghan (1898 – 1976)

Patrick was one of eleven children born to Brian and Mary Monaghan (née Meehan) at Drumkeelan and grew up in a vibrant area for traditional music, lilting and…

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Eamonn Monaghan (b.1929)

Eamonn Monaghan is a lilter, whistler, singer, dancer and storyteller from the townland of Drumkeelan. Born in 1929, he was surrounded by a strong tradition of dance music…

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Charlie McCahill (1895 – 1949)

Charlie McCahill was a highly regarded fiddler with a sweet tone. He has been described as a ‘Sunday afternoon’ fiddle player and Jim Meehan, his neighbour maintained that…

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The 36th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Weekend

The 36th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Weekend Fri 5th – Sun 7th, Oct 2018 This is a major gathering of fiddle players established in 1983 and held in The…

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