Biography:Michael B. Shanahan

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MICHAEL BUCKLEY SHANAHAN. Shanahan was the source credited for twelve tunes in the music manuscript book of London dancing master Patrick D. Reidy, who was originally from Castleisland, County Kerry. Reidy was a correspondent of Chief O'Neill's and sent him the manuscript book in 1902. Reidy told O’Neill that Shanahan was a “celebrated violinist”, the son of a piper born in Kilrush, Co. Clare, with a great reputation in Kerry and Limerick in the 1860’s. As Reg Hall points out, there is nothing to place Shanahan in either Ireland or London, and it is unclear where Reidy new him from.