Friday, 20 May 2011

Paddy Canny & Frankie Gavin

Paddy Canny and Frankie Gavin playing two jigs - The Pipe on the Hob & The Cliffs of Moher. "Two jigs played at The Crosses Of Annagh Pub, just outside Miltown Malbay,County Clare in that great east Clare style of playing. Paddy was born in 1919 in Glendree, a townland in the parish of Tulla, County Clare. He was the youngest of three sons born to a farmer, Pat Canny, and his wife Catherine MacNamara. Traditional music was an integral part of the Canny household. Paddy first learned how to play the fiddle from his father, who taught many local children. He also learned a thing or two from Pat MacNamara, a blind fiddler who for many years would come to stay with the Cannys during the winter months. MacNamara would also give music lessons to the neighborhood kids, and to Pat Canny himself. In fact, it can be truthfully said that the very distinct style of East Clare fiddling originated in and spread from the Canny home... Paddy passed away on 29th June 2008." Posted on Youtube on the 7th of April 2008 by clarebannerman.

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