Ann Kirrane

Singer & Musician

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Ann Kirrane

Little Ann Droney

ANN KIRRANE comes from Bellharbour Co.Clare, and a long musical tradition. Her father, Chris Droney, is one of the most respected concertina players in Ireland. Ann learned concertina from her father, and grandfather Jim, and won the All-Ireland Fleadh Ceóil three times.

Her teenage summers were spent in Lisdoonvarna playing music with her father Chris, Tommy Peoples, Kitty Linnane and Paddy Mullins of the Kilfenora Céili Band.

Ann and Noel Kirrane

Ann moved to Tuam and it was there she began to sing, taking leading roles in stage productions with local musical societies.

Ann with her father, Chris Droney

It was in Tuam also, that Ann met and married Noël Kirrane, a musician, teacher, choirmaster and musical director who devoted his life to the promotion of music in young and old.

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