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Michael Falsey

Quilty, County Clare
Tin Whistle, Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Singer

Michael Falsey was born in Quilty, County Clare in 1929. Michael’s father John played the flute and Michael himself started to play music at 9 years. He got his first lesson from the travelling piper Johnny Doran and later would play with the fiddler Bobby Casey.

Michael’s Pipes were originally made by Leo Rowsome, though Crowley’s in Cork and Willie Clancy also made parts. He played with the Laichtin Naofa Ceili Band and also the Kilfenora Ceili band with whom he played flute as well as pipes. Among the musicians he played with locally were Paddy Galvin, J.C. Talty, Brid Donoghue and J.P. Downes.

Michael has the distinction of having won senior All-Ireland titles in tin whistle, uilleann pipes and flute.
Querrin Bay Drowning - Michael Falsey
 Michael Falsey
Michael Falsey