Con McGinley (1915 – 2013)

CON McGINLEY (16th July 1915 -)

(16th July 1915 – October 2013) Con, son of Condy, grew up at a time when the music tradition of Mín na Croise and Gleann Cholmcille was particularly…

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John James Boyle (1887 – 1976)

(23rd September 1887 – 1976) John James of Gleann Málainn, a fiddler, was the eldest of the Boyle family. As a young boy and teenager he played the…

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Phonsie Boyle

Alphonsus, or Phonsie, a younger brother of John James was also a fiddle player. He played regularly with Jack McElroy for dances in An Caiseal National school in…

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Michael Byrne (1906 – 1993)

Michael (Mickey), one of ten children and an elder brother to Joe, emigrated from Gleann Málainn to America in September, 1928 where he first settled in Chicago. It…

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Joe Byrne (1914 – 1996)

Joe was the youngest of ten children born to Charlie and Bridget Byrne (nee McHugh) of Gleann Málainn. A shy, retiring man, it was in his later years…

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Jim Curran (1926 – 2003)

(19th January 1926 – 26th September 2003)  Jim, a nephew of Teileann fiddler, Connie Haughey, is rememberd as a melodeon player and later an accordionist from Málainn Bhig….

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Michael Gillespie (c.1910 -1979)

(c.1910 – 2nd November 1979) Michael, or Mickey Mhuiris of Mín na Draighin was known locally as a melodeon player. His mother, Margaret Carr of Mín an Aoire…

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Paddy Cassidy (1893 – 1949)

(2nd March 1893 – 8th February 1949) Paddy, a brother of John and Frank’s, was regarded as a fine fiddle player and also played the piccolo as a…

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John Cassidy (1886 – 1924)

(8th June 1886 – 24th August 1924) John, the eldest of the Cassidy brothers, was born and raised at An Cheapach, Teileann. He is still spoken of and…

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Jimmy Lyons (1903 – 1977)

(19th May 1903 – 17th January 1977) Jimmy was born in the townland of Iomaire Mhuireanáin but spent much of his adult life at Rann na Cille. As…

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