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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…

Jerry Lynch, on accordion, accompanies his wife Betty singing 'There Is an Isle'.

LISTEN to the interview Unlike many post-war Irish migrants, Mick Treacy from Mitchelstown, Co. Cork was more active on the English folk and jazz scenes than in the Irish music scene, though he did sing Irish songs with a group called the Munstermen.…

LISTEN to the interviewSinger Jimmy O'Brien talks about his childhood in the Sliabh Luachra area of Co. Kerry. He recalls a vibrant social environment, with lots of music and dancing. Jimmy trained as a mechanic and, with his wife Mary, emigrated to…

Jimmy O'Brien sings 'Sweet Kingwilliamstown'. It was written by Daniel Buckley from Kingwilliamstown (now Ballydesmond). The song names many places in the Sliabh Luachra area. Buckley survived the sinking of the Titanic only to be one of the last…

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