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Jamesie McCarthy, Mount Scott, Mullagh (1898-1977)

Jamesie McCarthy

Jamesie McCarthy, born in Quilty, was known mainly as a singer of comic songs, though his repertoire did extend beyond these. He came from a farming background, but worked for Clare County Council and The Board of Works.

Those who attended The Willie Clancy Summer School in 1976 have cause to remember with great affection, Jamsie's participation in that event. The recording of the Kerry Cock was made at the singers' concert that year.

Taken from ‘Around the Hills of Clare: Songs and Recitations from the Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie Collection’ (2004) Musical Traditions Records MTCD331-2/Góilín Records 005-6.

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