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Boyle, Finbar, 1951-2018

  • IE ITMA P00078
  • Person
  • 1951-2018
Boyle, Finbar. (1951– ). Singer, commentator. From Dundalk, Co. Louth, as a teenager, hearing The Dubliners germinated his interest in traditional singing, and local sessions in Mark’s Bar gave him a contiguous, supportive resource and platform. He taught for four years following college at St Patrick’s, Drumcondra, then worked with Dublin City Libraries prior to joining the Department of Folklore in UCD where he spent ten years. He became involved with the Tradition Club at Slattery’s, Dublin, c.1971 performing there regularly himself, and was one of the organisers of the Dublin Folk Festival in the later ’70s. He wrote reviews, critiques and commentaries on traditional music for In Dublin magazine over several years and researched music for RTÉ’s Sunday Folk radio show. Highly regarded for his detailed familiarity with all traditional musics, he programmed the Temple Bar Trad Festival from 2006 to 2008.

Cox, Denis

  • IE ITMA P00022
  • Person

Hunter, Jim

  • IE ITMA P00127
  • Person
Jim Hunter is an Edinburgh-born singer, songwriter and tutor.

Mac Con Iomaire, Liam, 1937-2019

  • IE ITMA P00065
  • Person
  • 1937-2019
Mac Con Iomaire, Liam. (1937-2019). Sean-nós singer. Born Casla, in the Connemara Gaeltacht, he lives and works in Dublin. He has been a primary teacher, journalist, lecturer and broadcaster, is author of Ireland of the Proverb and Conamara: An Tír Aineoil. He has translated Tim Robinson’s Mapping South Connemara into Irish (Conamara Th eas – Áit agus Ainm) and has translated seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Irish poems into English in Taisce Duan. Most impressive among his achievements is the publication in 2007 of the biography of sean-nós singer Joe Heaney: Seosamh Ó hEanaí – Nar Fhaga mé bás choíche

McBride, Jimmy

  • IE ITMA P00017
  • Person
Jimmy McBride comes from Gaoth Dobhair in north-west Donegal but has spent his working life and still lives in Buncrana. A teacher by profession, he has spent many years collecting and recording songs from Inishowen and surrounding areas. It is this collection of recordings upon which the Inishowen Song Project is largely based. A fine singer himself, Jimmy's repertoire includes songs learned locally and many songs in Irish from his native west Donegal area.

McIntyre, Geordie

  • IE ITMA P00142
  • Person
A Glaswegian of Highland and Irish descent, Geordie's lifetime involvement in song, ballad and poetry is reflected in his singing, collecting and songwriting.
His early years as a radio and television technician and later as a Modern Studies teacher, coupled to his passion for the outdoors have, in diverse ways, fueled and complemented his central interest in folk music; as a concert and folk club organiser, author and record producer.
For many years Geordie has collected songs, working with Hamish Henderson, Helen Fullerton and A.L. Lloyd. He has an interest that combines hearing the songs in the community and researching their background.
He has written song notes for numerous recordings along with album reviews. His first-hand experience has added greatly to his articles on the legacy of Hamish Henderson, edited by the late Paddy Bort, in the Gracenote Publications.
Geordie has sung at clubs and festivals in most corners of Britain and Ireland as well as Italy and the USA.
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