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JOHN ‘THE TAE’ GALLAGHER, BORN 1923, and ANNIE GALLAGHER (née Gill), BORN 1926, ARDARA

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John ‘The Tae’ Gallagher is known far and wide for his fine fiddle playing and in this recording he discusses the tradition of fiddle playing in his family — his father and grandfather were also fine players. In 1957, John and Annie Gill married and she discusses her own family background. John explains that he bought a fiddle in Belfast in 1948, which is a wonderful instrument and very well loved. He discusses the old tunes, the styles of playing and the other musicians with whom he played. John worked as a weaver for thirty-two years until 1975. He also spent many years playing in the local céile band which included a piper, a tin whistle player, a flute player and a drummer, and all these musicians are named in this recording. He recalls the venues in which he played — the dancehalls and country homes. John’s legacy is most valuable in that he has taught his style of playing and many rare old times to young musicians over the years.

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Description

John ‘The Tae’ Gallagher is known far and wide for his fine fiddle playing and in this recording he discusses the tradition of fiddle playing in his family — his father and grandfather were also fine players. In 1957, John and Annie Gill married and she discusses her own family background. John explains that he bought a fiddle in Belfast in 1948, which is a wonderful instrument and very well loved. He discusses the old tunes, the styles of playing and the other musicians with whom he played. John worked as a weaver for thirty-two years until 1975. He also spent many years playing in the local céile band which included a piper, a tin whistle player, a flute player and a drummer, and all these musicians are named in this recording. He recalls the venues in which he played — the dancehalls and country homes. John’s legacy is most valuable in that he has taught his style of playing and many rare old times to young musicians over the years.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Donegal county, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

2.81 MB, 10.14 MB, 5.90 MB, 13.99 MB, 16.63 MB

Number of files:

10

Product ID:

CDDL01-16

Subject:

A life in music

Recorded by:

Charlie Ginanne

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