Paddy Hegarty (1914 – 1996)

Paddy Hegarty  (1914 – 20th December 1996) Born at An Leargaidh Mhór in 1914 to Edward and Sarah Hegarty, Paddy was one of five brothers, all of whom…

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James Meehan (Snr) (1884 – 1965)

James Meehan (Snr) (17th November 1884 – 19th July 1965) James, Leirg an Dachtáin was the youngest son of James Meehan and Bridget Doogan, an aunt of the fiddler…

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James Gallagher (Snr) (19th century)

James Gallagher (Snr) (19th century) James Gallagher, a fiddler and melodeon player was the third generation of his family in Cró na Roda. His grandfather, Séamus originally came from…

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Paddy Byrne (c.1919-2003)

Paddy Byrne (c.1919 – 14th May 2003) Paddy Byrne, a fiddle player and composer of tunes was born in Malin, in the peninsula of Inishowen, County Donegal. His father,…

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Patrick Byrne (1892-1960’s)

Patrick Byrne (8th February 1892 – 1960’s) Patrick, a fiddler, was born and reared in the townland of Cill Chathasaigh but emigrated to the USA when he was quite…

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Agnes Cunningham (1915 – 1997)

Agnes Cunningham  (1915 – 9th January 1997) Agnes, a fiddler, was born in An Seanach in 1915, a sister to Peter and John Cunningham. The melodeon was more…

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Con Dorrian (1926 –1991)

Con Dorrian (19th June 1926 – 25th February 1991) Con Dorrian, from Cill Chathasaigh / Na Caislíní was a highly regarded fiddle player. His father, James, was married twice…

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Edward Byrne (1899-1976)

Edward Byrne (1899 – 1976) Edward was born into a family of ten in the final year of the 19th century at An Chógais. His father, Dominic was a…

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John Byrne (1941–2011)

John Byrne (June 1941 – 7th April 2011) John (Johnny) Byrne was born and raised in a family steeped in traditional music and song at An Chógais in 1941,…

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Patrick Gallagher (1916 -) James Gallagher (Jnr) (1923 -)

Patrick Gallagher (8th July 1916 – ) James Gallagher (Jnr) (6TH January 1923 – ) Patrick was regarded as a sweet fiddler and a good dance player. He…

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