Pat Mulhern

Pat Mulhern

Pat Mulhern

Pat Mulhern’s earlist recallection of musicians was from his uncle James Mulhern who learnt the fiddle from a man called Neil Mc Kinney who lived in Owenboy. Pat Mulhern learnt a lot of his music from his uncle James and also got lessons on how to read music from a man called Anderson who worked in the train station house in Ballymagan. Pat Mc Donald was a travelling travelling fiddle player who made a huge impression at fair days throughout Inishowen. Pat Mc donald was also the noted fiddler that played at the quayside in Derry when people were leaving for America.

Other musicians who played at events throughout Buncrana were Jimmy Donaghy Meentahaillie, Manny and Paddy Grant, all accordion players who played in Illies Hall. Also noted were Peter Mc Gowan a barber and fiddle player Buncrana, Sonny Donaghy accordion, and Willie Doherty (Gill) who was the leader of the Kinnego Flute Band. Paddy Kelly from the Illies in buncrana was also a noted piano accordion player and accompanied Dinny Mc Laughlin to perform throughout the North West.

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