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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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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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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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Danny Meehan plays the tune 'The Tarbolton' on fiddle as a jig and then as a reel.

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Danny Meehan plays a tune that he learned from his father first as a reel and then slower, as a highland.

Danny Meehan plays a highland fling on fiddle.

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

Danny Meehan plays a reel he got from Donegal fiddler James Byrne.

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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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