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Ger Carey

GerGer Carey was born and raised in Kilmurry, Co. Clare, where he was raised in the Clare music tradition. Among his first musical influences were two of his neighbors, the late Francie Donnelan (one of the founding members of the renowned Tulla Ceili Band) and his son Brian. While at St. Flannan’s College in Ennis, Co. Clare, he played with the award-winning St. Flannan’s Ceili Band. Gerry toured the United States with the Tulla Ceili Band in the mid-1980’s, moving to Chicago not long after. He performs, plays in sessions and works to keep the tradition alive among the younger generation of musicians, including his two children.