Naisse mac Cithruadh

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Naisse mac Cithruadh, Irish musician, died 1561.


The Annals of Loch Ce, sub anno 1561, contain a reference to Naisse and his wife, and their deaths on Lough Gill:

Naisse, the son of Cithruadh, the most eminent musician that was in Erinn, was drowned on Loch-Gile, and his wife, the daughter of Mac Donnchadha, and Athairne, the son of Matthew Glas; and the son of O'Duibhgennain was a great loss.

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  • Music and musicians in medieval Irish society, Ann Buckley, pp. 165–190, Early Music xxviii, no.2, May 2000
  • Music in Prehistoric and Medieval Ireland, Ann Buckley, pp. 744–813, in A New History of Ireland, volume one, Oxford, 2005

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