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Pauline Conneely

Pauline Conneely was born in Bedford, England to Irish immigrants hailing from Connemara and Co. Longford. Her parents passed their love of Irish music on to Pauline and her brothers and sisters. They studied with Brendan Mulkere, originally from Co. Clare, who filled their house with music when he came to teach. Pauline came to America in 1988 as a dancer and musician with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and moved to Chicago in 1989. She is one of the finest banjo players in America.