Maggie Boyle is an exceptional traditional singer. Through her ballads, old and new, she continues the tradition of music and storytelling passed down through her Irish heritage. Reared in the musically vibrant London‐Irish community of the 1960s and 70s, she and her brothers acquired the music from their father. Paddy Boyle was a native speaker from the Donegal Gaeltacht townland of Derryloughan , Nr Glenties. Her other main tutor was Oliver Mulligan, a great singer from Co. Monaghan, and resident in London.