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(1922 – 1987)

Darach Ó Catháin is one of the acknowledged masters of the Connemara style of sean-nós singing. Sean nós (which means 'old style') is a highly-ornamented style of solo, unaccompanied singing in the Irish tradition.

In 1975 he released an album titled "Traditional Irish Unaccompanied Singing"(Shanachie) which by wide consent is among the best sean-nós recordings ever made. His rendition of "Sail Òg Rua" particularly stands out. Darach also wrote songs from the age of twelve.

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