School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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Long ago people used to go from house to house singing. ...

Told to me by my father
Tim Kerin
Gortaclare
Bellharbour
Co Clare
52 years of age

Long ago people used to go from house to house singing. One of these men was called Matt Mahon. He used also compose songs as he went from house to house. He used to compose nice songs about those who gave him lodging. He died at the age of 75 years and was buried in Duras graveyard. His father and mother were not able to sing at all yet Matt was one of the best who ever yet composed a song. Some of songs are known by people of the parish.
John P. Kerin 22nd April 1938

Collector
John P. Kerin
Gender
male
Informant
Tim Kerin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Gortaclare, Co. Clare
Language
English