Paddy Hegarty (1914 – 1996)

(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 played the…

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Patrick Byrne (b.1892)

(b. 8th February 1892) Patrick, a fiddler, was born and reared in the townland of Cill Chathasaigh but emigrated to the USA when he was quite young. He…

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Agnes Cunningham (1915 – 1997)

(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 commonly played…

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James Gallagher (Snr) (1800s)

James Gallagher (Snr) (1800s) James Gallagher, a fiddler and melodeon player was the third generation of his family in Cró na Roda. His grandfather, Séamus originally came from Mínte…

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Paddy Byrne (c.1919-2003)

(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, John…

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Con Dorrian (1926 – 1991)

(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 and…

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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 recognised storyteller and…

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John Byrne (1941 – 2011)

(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, the…

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Patrick Gallagher (1916 – 2015) ; James Gallagher (1923 – )

Patrick Gallagher (8th July 1916 – August 2015 ) James Gallagher (6th January 1923 – ) Patrick was regarded as a sweet fiddler and a good dance player….

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Francie ‘Dearg’ O’Byrne (1904 – 1987)

(23rd December 1904 – 25th June 1987) Franice was born and reared at Caiseal on the coast road to Doire Leathan, to Patrick and Ann Byrne (née Gillespie)….

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