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LISTEN to the interviewDes O'Halloran speaks briefly about his youth in Inishbofin, his 22 years in London, his return to Ireland, and his varied musical career. He sings - both sean-nós and more popular fare - and plays the fiddle. He has toured the…

LISTEN to the interview Vince Milne is at the later end of the post-war generation. His parents were from Co. Sligo, but he grew up in west Cork and migrated to London in 1970. There, he worked in a variety of jobs and played in Irish pubs and social…

LISTEN to the interview Vincent Campbell plays tunes interspersed with stories about them and recollections of his youth and time in Britain. He was born in An tSeanga Mheáin, in the Gaeltacht near Glenties, Co. Donegal. The music of the region was…

Vincent Campbell plays a Scottish strathspey on fiddle.

LISTEN to the interview Kevin Burke was born in London to parents from Sligo. He began learning to play fiddle from around the age of seven and absorbed the music he heard played around him by migrant musicians. As a teenager he played regularly in…

Danny Meehan plays two slightly different versions of the jig, Paddy in London. His sister, Rosabelle Kerrigan, is also present.

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Danny Meehan plays a highland fling version of the tune The Blackberry Blossom on fiddle.

Danny Meehan plays a tune called the Sapper Swing, which goes with a particular dance. He mentioned it during the interview, at 1:01.


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


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

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