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Mrs. Crotty


Mrs. Crotty (1885-1960), born Elizabeth Markem was from Cooraclare in West Clare. She came from a very musical family and played the concertina from a young age. She married Miko Crotty and they opened a public house in the square in Kilrush. John states that he met her first when he was 16 or 17 years of age.

Credit: Mrs Crotty and Ciaran Mac Mathuna. Link


John Kelly and Joe Ryan talking about Mrs. Crotty and other concertina players in Clare.

Details: Date: Nov 1985. Location: Cultúrlann na hÉireann, Monkstown, Dublin.

Credit: Recorded by Mick O’Connor as part of the Coiste Ceoil of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann.

Life & Family in Clare Musical Context

Mrs. Crotty