Pecker Dunne

…a little about Pecker Dunne

Pecker Dunne was born into a travelling family in Wexford around the year 1933. He used to play on a fiddle he made himself. He played outside hurling and football matches. He also busked all over Ireland, England and France. He is best known for The Miximatosis Rabbit and a version of The Black Velvet Band called The Old Morris Van. He featured in the film Trojan Eddie with Richard Harris and Stephen Rea. Nowadays he lives in North Kerry and can he heard in Killarney playing with his teenage children.

source: Our Lady of Lourdes National School


I only have one Pecker Dunne recording in my collection. John Lynch (once again) helped me with the below discography. My thanks to John.

The Gatecrashers: 1967 - Capitol SQ 80.004 LP
with Danny Doyle, Paddy Reilly & Shay Healy

Introducing The Pecker Dunne: 1976 - Emerald GES 1152 LP

The Tinker Man: 1987 - Music Box Records MBLP 1018 LP
( and cassette)

Travellin' People from Ireland: 1996 - Emerald Gem MCVD30012 CD
Pecker Dunne & Margaret Barry

The Very Best of…: 2001 - Emerald EMCD8003 CD

The Tinkerman
2001 - Paddyland PLMCD1

Songs From The Travellin' People: 2005 - COMCD10
Pecker Dunne & Margaret Barry

Travellers and fellow TravellersKeepers of the flame: 2006 - Pavee Point PPCD002
various - Christy Moore, Finbar Furey, Sean Tyrrell, Paddy Keenan & others
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