Tour 2 - Lad O'Beirne's Birthplace
 
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Lad O'Beirne was born in 1911, and was a son of Phillip O'Beirne, a figure central to the development of the famous Sligo style of fiddling. Michael Coleman was one of the many musicians who became a pupil of what could be called the 'O'Beirne School'. Lad went to America in 1928, but made no commercial recordings of his music. He did, however, make a number of private recordings, some on a tape recorder of his own design and construction.
His own style was of the flamboyant Sligo type, technically more like Coleman's, and he is marked out as one of the major Sligo traditional fiddle players whose influence is acknowledged by our own contemporaries. He died in 1980.

 
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This is in the townland of Bellanalack, near Killavil.

 

 
 
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