Dinny Mc Laughlin

Dinny Mc Laughlin

Dinny Mc Laughlin

In Buncrana and the Inishowen area in general no one has made as much of a contribution to traditional music and danncing as much as Dinny Mc laughlin (white harra). Dinny began teaching in 1958 at the age of 23 and continued for over 40 years. During his period of teaching Dinny taught in nearly every primary school in Inishowen producing many fine musicians. Dinny produced many groups for fleadh competition and through Craobh na h-Inse CCE his groups won All-Ireland titles concecutavely in the late 1970s-80s. Solo musicians who credit Dinny’s for his teaching include, Jimmy Mc Bride, Ciaran Tourish, Liz Doherty, Mairead Mooney, Michael Carey, Teresa Mc Clure (nee Doherty), Brenda Barron, Roisin Mc Grory (nee Harrigan).

Dinny Mc laughlin and Joleen Mc Laughlin in conversation at 10th anniversary concert

Teresa Mc Clure, a pupil of Dinny Mc Laughlin from Desertegney has carried on the great work of Dinny Mc Laughlin over the past 30 years. Teresa an accomplished musician herself won many All-Ireland titles in both piano accordion and piano.

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