#OTD in 1900 – Birth of Irish traditional singer, Sarah Makem, in Keady, Co Armagh.

Sarah Makem, a native of Keady, Co Armagh, was a traditional Irish singer. She was the wife of fiddler Peter Makem, mother of musicians Tommy Makem and Jack Makem, and grandmother of musicians Shane Makem, Conor Makem and Rory Makem. Sarah Makem and her cousin, Annie Jane Kelly, were members of the Singing Greenes of […]

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#OTD in 1900 – Sarah Makem, Irish traditional singer, is born in Keady, Co Armagh.

Sarah Makem, a native of Keady, Co Armagh, was a traditional Irish singer. She was the wife of fiddler Peter Makem, mother of musicians Tommy Makem and Jack Makem, and grandmother of musicians Shane Makem, Conor Makem and Rory Makem. Sarah Makem and her cousin, Annie Jane Kelly, were members of the Singing Greenes of […]

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1900 – Sarah Makem, Irish traditional singer, is born in Keady, Co Armagh.

Sarah Makem, a native of Keady, Co Armagh, was a traditional Irish singer. She was the wife of fiddler Peter Makem, mother of musicians Tommy Makem and Jack Makem, and grandmother of musicians Shane Makem, Conor Makem and Rory Makem. Sarah Makem and her cousin, Annie Jane Kelly, were members of the Singing Greenes of […]

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1900 – Sarah Makem, Irish traditional singer, is born in Keady, Co Armagh.

Sarah Makem, a native of Keady, Co Armagh, was a traditional Irish singer. She was the wife of fiddler Peter Makem, mother of musicians Tommy Makem and Jack Makem, and grandmother of musicians Shane Makem, Conor Makem and Rory Makem. Sarah Makem and her cousin, Annie Jane Kelly, were members of the Singing Greenes of […]

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1933 – Birth of Frank Harte, a traditional Irish singer, song collector, architect and lecturer.

Frank Harte was a traditional Irish singer, song collector, architect and lecturer. He was born and raised in Dublin. His father Peter Harte who had moved from a farming background in Sligo owned ‘The Tap’ pub in Chapelizod. Frank Harte’s introduction to Irish traditional singing came, he said, from a chance listening to an itinerant […]

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1933 – Birth of Frank Harte, a traditional Irish singer, song collector, architect and lecturer.

Frank Harte was a traditional Irish singer, song collector, architect and lecturer. He was born and raised in Dublin. His father Peter Harte who had moved from a farming background in Sligo owned ‘The Tap’ pub in Chapelizod. Frank Harte’s introduction to Irish traditional singing came, he said, from a chance listening to an itinerant […]

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