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Traditional Music of Clkare Live Recordings

John Joe Healy

Live recordings of Irish traditional music sessions from 1961 to 1977 featuring Willie Clancy, Bobby Casey, Seamus Ennis, Martin 'Junior' Crehan, John Kelly, Paddy Canny, Miko Doyle, Thady Casey, James Flynn, JC Talty, Angela Crehan, Ita Crehan, Paddy Fahy, Martin Talty, PJ Crotty, Christy Dixon, Martin O'Brien and more.

Sessions were recorded in 'Junior' Crehan's Home, Bonavella, Mullagh; in Thady Casey's home, Annagh, Mullagh; in John Joe Healy's home, Spanish Point; in Paddy Canny's home, Kiltannon; in Paddy Fahy's home, Aughrim; and in Swindon, UK.

Clare County Library is grateful to Pat Mackenzie and Jim Carroll for enabling us to make John Joe Healy’s collection of audio recordings of traditional music sessions available. We are also grateful to Peter Laban and Pat Mackenzie for allowing us to use photographs from their collections, and to Mary Custy and Paddy Comber for their help in identifying tunes.

About the John Joe Healy Collection
About this project

 

 

Martin Junior Crehan

Seamus Ennis

Willie Clancy, Dooin, 1971

Bobby Casey

Peadar O'Loughlin

Paddy Canny

John Kelly

PJ Crotty

Paddy Joe Mcmahon

JC Talty

Ita Crehan

Angela Crehan Crotty

Margaret Crehan

Martin Talty

 

The Sessions:

Session in Crehans’ Home, Bonavella, Mullagh, October, 1961
  with Willie Clancy & Seamus Ennis, uilleann pipes; Martin ‘Junior’ Crehan,   fiddle; Angela Crehan, whistle, piano; Ita Crehan, whistle. Singer: Seamus   Ennis, Dublin (JH12
)
  
Miko Doyle, concertina & Thady Casey, fiddle, date & venue unknown   (JH15)

Thady Casey, fiddle & bodhrán; Seamus Ennis, uilleann pipes; James   Flynn, fiddle; JC Talty, flute, Spanish Point (JH17)

Bobby Casey, fiddle, 1970s, venue unknown (JH34)

Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddle & concertina, Bonavella, date unknown (JH2)
  

Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddle & concertina, date and venue unknown (JH7)

John Kelly, concertina, date and venue unknown (JH16)

Paddy Canny, fiddle, Kiltannon, 15 August 1972 (JH24-1)

Paddy Fahy, fiddle, Aughrim, 21 August 1972 (JH24-2)

Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddle, Bonavella, 17 August 1972 (JH24-3)

John Joe Healy, fiddle & concertina, Spanish Point, date unknown (JH30)

Willie Clancy, tin whistle, date and venue unknown (JH31-1)

Session in Thady Casey’s Home, Annagh, Mullagh, c.1970
  with Willie Clancy & Martin Talty, uilleann pipes & tin whistles; Thady   Casey, fiddle; Christy Dixon, tin whistle. Singers: Willie Clancy, Paddy Joe   McMahon & Dick? (JH36)

Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddle, Bonavella, Mullagh
  with Ita Crehan, fiddle, Margaret Crehan, concertina; Martin O’Brien, tin   whistle, unknown whistle player, date unknown (JH4)

Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddle & singer, Bonavella, Mullagh
  with Angela Crehan, singer & unidentified whistle player, date unknown   (JH9)

Session in Crehans’ Home, Bonavella, Mullagh, August 1977
  with Martin 'Junior' Crehan, Bobby Casey, John Joe Healy, fiddles; Angela   Crehan Crotty, PJ Crotty, whistles (JH10)

Session in Crehans’ Home, Bonavella, Mullagh, August 1977
  with Martin 'Junior' Crehan, Bobby Casey, John Joe Healy, fiddles; Angela   Crehan Crotty, PJ Crotty, whistles (JH11)

Bobby Casey, fiddle, date and venue unknown (JH14)

Bobby Casey, fiddle & tin whistle, date and venue unknown (JH18)

Session with Bobby Casey and others, fiddle, date unknown (JH22)

John Joe Healy, fiddle & concertina, date and venue unknown (JH26-1)

Bobby Casey, fiddle & John Joe Healy, fiddle & concertina, date and venue   unknown (JH26-2)

Bobby Casey, fiddle, 1970s, venue unknown (JH32-1)

Sergeant Kelly, fiddle & Peadar O’Loughlin, flute, 1970s, venue unknown   (JH37)

Bobby Casey, fiddle & Aiden Whelan, accordion, Annagh, date unknown       (JH38-1)

JC Talty, flute, Bobby Casey, fiddle & Aiden Whelan, accordion, venue and   date unknown (JH38-2)

Paddy Casey and Thady Casey, fiddles, venue unknown, 1960s (JH41)

Paddy, Thady & Bobby Casey, fiddles & Seán Casey, mandolin, venue   and date unknown (JH39)

Bobby Casey, John Joe Healy, fiddles; Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddle and   singing, date and venue unknown (JH5-1)

Martin 'Junior' Crehan, fiddle, date and venue unknown (JH6-1)

Paddy Casey, fiddle, Spanish Point, no date (JH8-1)

Martin 'Junior' Crehan, concertina, date unknown (JH8-2)

Pat Mullins, fiddle, Pat Costello, banjo, Spanish Point, date unknown
   (JH19)

Paddy Casey, fiddle, Spanish Point & Swindon, date unknown (JH21)

Bobby Casey, fiddle, date and venue unknown (JH23)

John Joe Healy, fiddle & concertina, Spanish Point, date unknown (JH31)

John Joe Healy, fiddle & concertina, Spanish Point, 1975 (JH44)

Bobby Casey, fiddle & mandolin, Seán Casey, mandolin, date and venue   unknown  (JH46)

Julia Clifford fiddle & accordion; Bobby Casey, fiddle; Billy Clifford, flute &   fiddle; John Clifford, accordion, London, date unknown (JH47)

Thady & Bobby Casey, Michael Falsey, Paddy Galvin, J C Talty, John Joe   Healy, Mrs Healy, Johnny Burke, date and venue unknown (JH49)


 

The Musicians:

Johnny Burke, Cooraclare
Paddy Canny, Kiltannon
Bobby Casey, Annagh, Mullagh
Paddy Casey, Spanish Point
Seán Casey, Annagh, Mullagh
Thady Casey, Annagh, Mullagh
Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay
Julia, John & Billy Clifford, Kerry & London
Pat Costello, Moycarkey (Tipperary) & Shannon
Angela Crehan Crotty, Bonavella, Mullagh
Ita Crehan, Bonavella, Mullagh
Martin 'Junior' Crehan, Bonavilla, Mullagh
Margaret Crehan, Bonavella, Mullagh
PJ Crotty, Moyasta, London & Lahinch
Christy Dixon, Mullagh
Miko Doyle, Spanish Point
Seamus Ennis, Naul, County Dublin
Paddy Fahy, Aughrim, County Galway (external link)
Michael Falsey, Seafield, Quilty
James Flynn, Miltown Malbay
Paddy Galvin, Tromroe, Quilty
John Joe Healy, Quilty & London
John Kelly, Rehy West, Cross
Sergeant Kelly
Paddy Joe McMahon, Miltown Malbay
Pat Mullins, Ennistymon & Shannon
Martin O'Brien, Mullagh
Peadar O'Loughlin, Kilmaley
JC Talty, Caherrush, Quilty
Martin Talty, Miltown Malbay
Aiden Whelan, Wexford

Josie Hayes & Martin Junior Crehan
Josie Hayes & Martin 'Junior' Crehan at the Dunsallagh Feis, 1936

2.	Bobby Casey & Junior Crehan, 1996. Photo Peter Laban
Bobby Casey & Martin 'Junior' Crehan, 1996. Photo © Peter Laban.

At the Willie Clancy Summer School, 1974. Standing: Junior Crehan; Peadar O'Loughlin; Muiris Ó Rócháin; Paddy Joe McMahon; J.C.Talty. On stage, Willie Reynolds; Wilbert Garvin; Bill Ochs; Pat Lavin; Liam Óg Ó Floinn; Des Shannon. Standing behind, Ronnie Wathem.  Photo Michael John Glynne
At the Willie Clancy Summer School, 1974. Standing: Junior Crehan; Peadar O'Loughlin; Muiris Ó Rócháin; Paddy Joe McMahon; J.C.Talty. On stage, Willie Reynolds; Wilbert Garvin; Bill Ochs; Pat Lavin; Liam Óg Ó Floinn; Des Shannon. Standing behind, Ronnie Wathem. Photo Michael John Glynne © Clare Local Studies Project .

 
 
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