Mick Carr (1896-1975)

Friday, January 27, 2017

MICK CARR (5th May 1896 – 30th March 1975) Mick Carr, a fiddle and melodeon player from Mín an Aoire was regarded as one of the most influential musicians…

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John McGinley (John Mhósaí)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

John McGinley (John Mhósaí) John McGinley, or John Mhósaí as he is widely known, is very much associated with the townland of Loch Inseach but was in fact…

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Andrew McGinley (1897-1934)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

ANDREW McGINLEY  (29 April 1897 – 22 December 1934) Andrew (Andy) McGinley of Mín an Aoire was very highly regarded as a fiddle player. He formed an early…

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Alfonous Ward (1914-1993)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Alfonous Ward (2nd January 1914 – 12th November 1993)  Alfonsus or Phonsie, was born in An Charraig on 2nd January 1914. From a young age he developed a…

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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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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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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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Con Cassidy (1909-1994)

Monday, January 23, 2017
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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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