School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 209

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  3. XML “Larry Lynch - A Blind Fiddler”
  4. XML “Jack the Piper”

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  1. Larry was born in Deffier on the land now owned by Paddy Mahon. He took the smallpox when a boy or a child and was blind afterwards. He was a great fiddler and had a valuable fiddle. No dance or wedding was complete without Larry. His fame went far and near. In his old age when he could not or was not able to walk he was brought on a hand barrow to play. Larry is dead over one hundred years.
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  2. Jack was a very skilled Ullean piper but given to drink. He went from town to town. Jack Gorman was his name. No body knows his birth place although he died in this district in the hosue of Willie Earley of Drumlegere now owns. Pat McRann RIP commonly known as "[Foodrawn?]" kept Jack. Jack died about twenty five years ago.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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