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Danny Meehan plays a barndance called the 'Corn Rigs' on fiddle.

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Photographs from Danny Meehan's childhood and of his family members. They depict:
1) Peter Meehan, Danny's grandfather
2) Susan McGroarty, Danny's grandmother
3) Danny (holding fiddle) with his Aunt Jane and family
4) Danny as a baby being held…

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Two photographs of Danny Meehan from his time in London. The first shows him holding an accordion and sitting with his cousin Johnny Meehan and Johnny's wife Brenda at The Vic in Kilburn in 1958. In the second, Danny is playing fiddle on stage in the…

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LISTEN to the interviewDanny Meehan (b.1940) reflects on his life from his childhood in Drimalost, Co. Donegal, to his migration to England at age sixteen, and his return fifty years later. He speaks about his musical influences, the musicians he…

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The Henry family, at their mother's funeral in 1972. It was the only time all eleven siblings were together in one place. Left to right they stand in order from youngest to eldest. Kevin is fourth from the left.

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Danny Meehan plays a jig called Herlihy's Rant that he learned from a musician from Anascaul, Co. Kerry.

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Kevin Henry plays an unnamed hop jig on flute

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LISTEN to the interviewKevin Henry embarks on a wide-ranging discussion of his youth in Ireland, years spent in England, and migration to Canada and then the United States. He eventually settled in Chicago, where he established a career as an iron…

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Photographs of Kevin Henry, courtesy of his daughter, Mary Carroll.
In the order displayed they are:
A passport photo from 1950
Kevin holding a set of pipes at a feis in 1954
A studio portrait from 1970
Kevin wearing a tam o' shanter and playing…

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Photographs of the restored Meehan family home in Drimalost, Co. Donegal in the Blue Stack Mountains. The house was built in the late nineteenth century, reportedly with money sent home from America by Danny Meehan's grandfather Peter.

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