Mac Giolla Cheara, Phil

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

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A personal details form (‘Personalbogen’) was completed for each speaker at the Doegen Scheme recording sessions 1928-31. The information displayed below is derived mainly from these forms.

Personalbogen form(s) for this speaker (RIA Library ref.)Doegen P-B/126, Doegen P-B/127
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1265, LA 1266
Track title(s) for this speakerAn ceannaí snáithe - Phil Mac Giolla Cheara
Huddens agus Duddens agus Domhnall Ó Daoraí - Phil Mac Giolla Cheara
An crooked-legged gentleman - Phil Mac Giolla Cheara
Uimhreacha - Phil Mac Giolla Cheara
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1265d1, LA_1265d2, LA_1266d1, LA_1266d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Phil
Surname (Canonical)Mac Giolla Cheara
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)
  • Mhac Giolla Cheara
  • Kerr
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressLetter, Urris, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthUrris, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthDerry
Place(s) lived age 0-6Urris, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Urris, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Urris, Co. Donegal.
EducationPrimary school, Tirnasligo, Co. Donegal
Father's home placeUrris, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeUrris, Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?No
Able to write?No
Able to play a musical instrument?No
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Voice weak. This speaker is very infirm, and was too close to the receiver for clear recording." (Myles Dillon)