Hugh Gillespie

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Fiddler

Born: Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Died: on a "Donegal farm", Ireland

Emigrated to New York, USA in 1928, where he was introduced to and "taken under the wings" of Michael Coleman.
Broadcasted daily fiddle duets with Coleman on local radio shows. Worked regularly with Packie Dolan's Melody Boys. Worked regularly with his cousin Jim Gillespie (accordion player). Preferred guitar accompaniment to piano ditto.

Annotation last modified on 2008-05-01 22:47 UTC.
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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Milestone at the Garden: Irish Fiddle Masters From the 78 RPM Era Various Artists 1
1999 Farewell to Ireland Various Artists 4 1
Classical Songs Various Artists 1
Treasure of My Heart Various Artists 1

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