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Although John grew up near London in Dunstable, England, he was raised on the fiddle and pipe music of Ireland. Dunstable has a large Irish community, and his father, Denis, was from Ireland's County Wexford. "Ours was a very traditional household," John says. "My father didn't have any major vices – his only addiction was to Irish music." Denis Whelan carried a reel-to-reel tape recorder to many shows, collecting hours of live music. Songs of home elicited sentimental tears, even when the words were not in English. "It was not the words but the...
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