Cathal McConnell

Born 1944
Cathal McConnell
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Cathal McConnell

Cathal McConnell Biography (Wikipedia)

Cathal McConnell (born 1944) is a musician and singer with The Boys of the Lough, a group of which he was a founder member.

Coming from a family of flute-players in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, McConnell is an All-Ireland champion in both flute and whistle, both in 1962. His father Sandy, a well known traditional singer and musician, recorded for the BBC in the 1950s. His early musical collaborators were Tommy Gunn and Robin Morton. After meeting at a folk festival in Falkirk, Scotland, the group Boys of the Lough was formed. He plays his music in the traditional Fermanagh style, which he learned from his childhood.

Their first album, called Boys of the Lough (1972) consisted of, along with McConnell on flute, Aly Bain (fiddle), Dick Gaughan (vocals and guitar) and Robin Morton (bodhran and vocals). Gaughan left to pursue a solo career and the Northumberland musician Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern) joined. This line-up was constant for the next six albums.

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Michelle Burke
Dan O'Hara
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Dan O'Hara
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The Banks Of Strathdon
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The Banks Of Strathdon
Michelle Burke
So Here's To You
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So Here's To You
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The Second Hand Trousers I bought in Belcoo
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The Second Hand Trousers I bought in Belcoo
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Big John’s Hard Jig/Mama’s Pet
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Big John’s Hard Jig/Mama’s Pet
Boys of the Lough
The Wexford Carol
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The Wexford Carol
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so here's to you
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so here's to you
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LEAVING KINTAIL
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LEAVING KINTAIL

LEAVING KINTAIL

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Dave Mattacks
RICHARD THOMPSON
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THE PARTING GLASS
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THE PARTING GLASS
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theres the day
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theres the day
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A Hurricane of Reels
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A Hurricane of Reels
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Crowley's, O'Rourke's
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Crowley's, O'Rourke's
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The Blarney Pilgrim/ The Pinch of Snuff Reel/ Fox Hunter's Reel
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The Blarney Pilgrim/ The Pinch of Snuff Reel/ Fox Hunter's Reel
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Harvest Home & Reel
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Harvest Home & Reel
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Harvest Home
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Harvest Home
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Once I Loved
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Once I Loved
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Scotland Ireland, The Hangover, The Fermanagh Cur
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Scotland Ireland, The Hangover, The Fermanagh Cur
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The Hangover, The Fermanagh Curves
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The Hangover, The Fermanagh Curves
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The Hurricane Reel
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The Hurricane Reel
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That's the Day
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That's the Day
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