Ruaidrí mac Donnchad Ó Dálaigh

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Ruaidrí mac Donnchad Ó Dálaigh, Irish musician, died 1469.

Called the most musical-handed harpist in all Ireland, Ruaidrí was a member of the Ó Dálaigh of professional bards. While most notable members of the family in medieval Ireland were poets, a few such as Cearbhall Óg Ó Dálaigh (fl. c. 1630) were famed musicians.

His father's name was Donnchad. Nothing else appears to be known of him.

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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.