Joe Derrane Irish music materials


Joe Derrane Irish music materials


A button accordion, an event program, photographs, a set list, and phonograph records belonging to Boston-area Irish musician Joe Derrane.

.75 linear feet

eng, Latn


SNAC Resource ID: 11676237

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Derrane, Joe, 1930-2016 (person)

Joseph P. Derrane (1930-2016), a Boston-based, Irish-American musician and composer, was well-known for his innovative approach to Irish traditional music on the D/C# button accordion. Born in Boston to Irish immigrants Patrick J. Derrane and Helen E. (Galvin) Derrane, Derrane grew up in Roxbury and attended Mission Church High School. Both his parents and younger brothers, George and Paul, were musical. From age 10 to 12 Derrane took lessons on the single-row melodeon with Cork-born Jerry O’...