Pecker Dunne Has Died
The musician Paddy ‘Pecker’ Dunne has died in Clare, aged seventy-nine. Born to a traveller family in Castlebar, County Mayo in 1933, Dunne was best known as a banjo player and singer, but also played the fiddle, melodeon and guitar — his career had been marked by an event at the City Hall in Dublin earlier this year. In the following song, Pecker Dunne tells his story in his own words.
Published on 21 December 2012