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Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy (1923–1990), a native of Finuge, County Kerry, Ireland, was an Irish songwriter. He was born one of 10 children, on 5 July 1923. He penned some of Ireland’s favourite ballads including “Step It Out Mary”, “Shanagolden”, “Red Haired Mary” “In Shame Love, In Shame” and “Highland Paddy”. In 1973 a collection of his songs was published in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

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