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Early life

Early life

Early life

About John Kelly was from the townland of Rehy West near Kilbaha in West...

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Scattery Island

Scattery Island

About Scattery island (Inis Scathaigh in Irish) is a small island just off the...

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Patsy Geary

Patsy Geary

About Patsy Geary (1857 – 1936) was a fiddle player and a mentor of...

admin_jk January 19, 2019
Concertina in County Clare

Concertina in County Clare

About Find out about the concertina in County Clare from the below interviews with...

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Willie Clancy

Willie Clancy

About Willie Clancy (1918 - 1973) was a noted piper from Miltown Malbay in...

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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

Name The Willie Clancy summer school was founded when Muiris Ó Rocháin, Marty Talty...

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Mrs. Crotty

Mrs. Crotty

About Mrs. Crotty (1885-1960), born Elizabeth Markem was from Cooraclare in West Clare. She...

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West Clare Music

West Clare Music

About Below through John's audio and video recordings you will find out about his...

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Nell Galvin

Nell Galvin

About Ellen (Nell) Galvin (née McCarthy) (1887 - 1961) from West Clare was a...

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John's family in Dublin

John's family in Dublin

About When John moved to Dublin in 1945 he met and married Frances Hilliard...

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Music in Dublin in the 20th century

Music in Dublin in the 20th century

About John moved from West Clare in 1945 and worked in the Bog of...

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The Horse Shoe Shop

The Horse Shoe Shop

About On Moving to Dublin in 1945, John opened a hardware shop at 85...

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O'Donoghues Bar

O'Donoghues Bar

About John & Joe Ryan played in O'Donoghues Pub on Merrion Row from the...

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The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

About When musicians visited John in Capel Street they would often go for tunes...

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Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan

About Joe Ryan (1928–2008) was from Inagh, in County Clare. He moved to Dublin...

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Andy Conroy

Andy Conroy

About Andy Conroy (1911 - 1999) was one of John's best friends. Andy was...

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