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Tommy Peoples

Tommy Peoples (born 1948) is an Irish fiddler who plays in the Donegal fiddle tradition.

He was born near St. Johnston, County Donegal, in Ireland. He has been a member of well known traditional Irish music groups, including 1691 and The Bothy Band as well as performing solo since the late 1960s. He plays with a unique virtuosic technique in the Donegal fiddle style. After moving to Dublin in the 1960s, where he was employed as a policeman, he subsequently moved to County Clare and married Mary Linnane, daughter of Kitty Linnane, long-time leader of the Kilfenora Céilí Band. He now resides in his home village of St Johnston. His daughter Siobhán Peoples is a noted fiddler in her own right.

Tommy Peoples is currently the Traditional Musician In Residence at The Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, County Donegal.

Discography

  • The Bothy Band (1975)
  • An Exciting Session with One of Ireland's Leading Traditional Fiddlers (1976)
  • The High Part of the Road (1976)
  • A Traditional Experience with Tommy Peoples: A Master Irish Traditional Fiddle Player (1976)
  • The Iron Man (1985)
  • Fiddler's Fancy: Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes Collected and Performed by the Irish Fiddle Legend (1986)
  • Traditional Irish Music Played on the Fiddle (released in 1993, but recorded in 1982)
  • The Quiet Glen/An Gleann Ciuin (1998)
  • Waiting for a Call (2003)

Collaboration - Matt Molloy, Paul Brady and Tommy Peoples

  • Molloy Brady Peoples (1977)

External links

  • Tommy People's web site
  • Ceolas Artist History - Tommy Peoples
  • Interview with Tommy Peoples by Fiddler Magazine


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