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179 DalgCais. Subtitled ‘Clare: its People and Culture’, this substantial magazine was first published in 1972 under editor Harry Hughes of Miltown Malbay.Modelled on The Capuchin Annual,it drew somewhat on Treoir’s interview format and the analytical rigour of Ceol, addressing the local and national spheres of traditional music.It was started through private subscription and advertising, and set out to stimulate a positive appreciation of the past through its writings. To this end, contributions concentrated on local music, history, folklore, culture, politics, wildlife, archaeology and biography , with occasional creative writing in the form of essays and poems. Traditional music, song and dance have been featured to some extent in every issue but more prominently from no. 3 onwards. In later issues much of this type of material was drawn from the annual Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy. The bulk of articles were initially sourced locally but,as the journal’s profile heightened,contributions from all parts of the country made up an increasing portion of each issue. The journal is heavily illustrated with both line drawings and photographs, many of which are of traditional musicians. Eleven volumes of Dal gCais have been published. [GLC] Daly, Gregory. (1952– ). Flute player and researcher. Born at Lifford, Co. Donegal, he learned music from an older generation of musicians from the Leitrim/south Sligo area, such as Packie Duignan, Brian McGovern, Peter Horan, Jim Donoghue, Fred Finn, Jackie Coleman and Sonny McDonagh. In London in the 1970s he came in contact with musicians as diverse as Brian Rooney, Bobby Casey, Dermot Grogan and John Carty. Returning to live in south Sligo in 1990 he began work as an archivist with the Coleman Heritage Centre, Gurteen, where he has done much research on the music of the region and has written and lectured on the subject. In 2003 he made a film documentary on Peter Horan and the music of the south Sligo area, and in 2008 another on traditional music in general for a new exhibition at the Coleman Centre. He has also produced a number of cds, including Brian Rooney’s The Godf ather (1999). Others were done for the Coleman Centre: Archive Music from the Coleman Centre Vol. 1 (2000),Ballymote to Brooklyn, selections from Paddy Killoran and James Morrison (2002), Michael Coleman – The Enduring Magic (2004), Coleman Centre Archive Vol. 2 (2005), As We Got Them,a selection of flute and fiddle music from South Sligo (2005), Two Sligo Masters, John Vesey and Eddie Cahill (2006), Dermot Grogan, a selection of his music (2009). Daly, Jackie. (1945– ). Accordion, concertina, born at Kanturk, Co. Cork. His mother sang and his father played melodeon, mostly polkas and waltzes, and only at weekends. At the age of seven Jackie began to play harmonica and tin whistle, then melodeon, learning his father’s repertoire. At the Sunday evening platform dances held at Knocknacolan crossroads – run by dancer Bill Sullivan – he heard accordion player Pat Cashman, and fiddlers Sean Lynch and Jim Keefe. From Ballydesmond, and a former pupil of Pádraig O’Keeffe, the latter taught Jackie tunes and eventually he joined the players. Working in Holland took him out of music c.1968–73, but back playing for a year he won the All-Ireland on accordion in 1974. Playing then with fiddler Séamus Creagh, their 1977 Jackie Daly agus Séamus Creagh became one of the most influential recordings in the music of the 1970s: Daly’s style in particular was experienced as radical and fresh. The Sliabh Luachra style’s popularity outside its own area owes much to this duet. An exemplar of the ‘press and draw’ C♯/D accordion style, his repertoire is rooted in the nearby Newmarket area of Co. Cork, with slides and polkas dedicated to local,known players. He has been central to many of the most highly regarded groups in Irish music – De Dannan, Reel Union, Kinvara, Patrick Street, Buttons and Bows, and Arcady, recording on four albums with De Dannan, six with Patrick Street, three with the Maguire brothers in Buttons and Bows, and one D Dámhscoil, An 180 with Arcady. He has composed several tunes, and has two solo albums, Jackie Daly (1977, 1989), and Many’s the Wild Night (1995).He has also recorded duet albums with fiddle players Séamus Creagh and Kevin Burke. [MAO] Dámhscoil, An. A poetic assembly, in former times seen largely as a forum for examining concepts of cultural unity. Originally...


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