Biography:Jimmy Lyons

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Jimmy Lyons

 Given name:     Jimmy
 Middle name:     
 Family name:     Lyons
 Place of birth:     Iomaire Mhuireanain (townland)
 Place of death:     Rugby, England
 Year of birth:     1903
 Year of death:     1977
 Profile:     Musician
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Biographical notes

JIMMY LYONS (1903-1977) was a fisherman and fiddler from Teelin/Teileann, southwest County Donegal. He was influenced at a young age by the lilting of his father, John, who was also a source of tunes for fiddler Frank Cassidy. Jimmy worked as a fisherman for much of his life in Ireland, but in 1950 he emigrated to the United Kingdom and settled in Rugby. In addition to being a skilled fiddler he had a local reputation as an excellent step-dancer.