Flanagan Brothers

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The Flanagan Brothers was an Irish music duo in New York composed of brothers Mike on banjo and Joe on diatonic accordion, who recorded extensively in the 1920s and 1930s,[1][2] and performed in America's Irish dance halls.[3] At times the band also included a third brother, Louis, on guitar[4][5] or sometimes harp guitar.[6] The brothers had emigrated with their family from County Waterford at the end of the 19th century.[6]


  1. ^ Fintan Vallely (1999). The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. NYU Press. pp. 23–. ISBN 978-0-8147-8802-8. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Joseph J. Lee; Marion R. Casey (2006). Making the Irish American: The History And Heritage of the Irish in the United States. NYU Press. pp. 709–. ISBN 978-0-8147-5208-1. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Malcolm Miller (2001). The accordion in all its guises. Harwood Academic Publishers. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Geoff Wallis; Sue Wilson (2001). The Rough Guide to Irish Music.. Rough Guides, Limited. ISBN 978-1-85828-642-6. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  5. ^ P. J. Curtis (1 February 1994). Notes from the heart: a celebration of traditional Irish music. Torc. ISBN 978-1-898142-07-2. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b New Hibernia Review. Center for Irish Studies, University of St. Thomas. 1998. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 

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