Maureen Glynn, 1952–1998

Mick johnny and paddy cronin w maureen glynn
Michael Cronin, flute ; Johnny Cronin, fiddle ; Maureen Glynn, fiddle ; Paddy Cronin, fiddle / unidentified photographer

Maureen Glynn was born in 1952. Her father John was an accordionist who, along with fiddler Paddy Reynolds, conducted traditional music classes in Brooklyn. John died suddenly when Maureen was only 18 and the parents of his students urged her to take over the school. For the next two decades Maureen taught accordion, piano, fiddle, tin whistle, and other instruments in Brooklyn and Queens. In 1984, Shanachie Records issued “New York All Stars,” an LP featuring 70 of Maureen’s award-winning students. Maureen was married to Kerry fiddle legend Johnny Cronin. After Johnny’s death, she moved with her second husband Martin Connolly to Ennis, County Clare, where she performed and taught music until her own tragically early death in 1998.

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