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Encyclopedia > MacDermot

MacDermot is an Irish surname, and the surname of the ruleing dynasty of Moylurg, a kingdom that existed in Connacht from the 10th to 16th centuries. Moylurg was the name of a kingdom located in the north-east of Connaught, the western province of Ireland, from c. ... Connaught redirects here. ...


The progenitor of the family was Dermot mac Tadhg Mor, 7th king of Moylurg, who reigned from 1124 to 1159. He was a vassal and kinsman of the O Conchobhair Kings of Connacht; their common ancestor was Tadg mac Cathal, King of Connacht from 925 to 956. Dermot mac Tadhg Mor 7th king of Moylurg, reigned from 1124 to 1159. ... Events March 26 - Henry I of Englands forces defeat Norman rebels at Bourgtheroulde. ... Events Heiji Rebellion in Tunis is conquered by the Almohad caliphs. ... Events Alfonso IV the Monk becomes king of Leon Ha-Mim proclaims himself a prophet among the Morocco Births John Kourkouas, later Emperor John I of the Eastern Roman Empire(approximate date). ... Deaths April 8 - Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy Categories: 956 ...


Later off-shoot septs of the dynasty included the families of MacDermot Roe and McDonagh. MacDermot Roe (MacDiarmata Ruadh) is the name of a sept of the MacDermot Kings of Moylurg. ...


Moylurg ceased to exist as a kingdom in the late 1500's, though the senior line of the MacDermot's continued to live a sometime poverty-striken and precarious existance despite land confiscations and the oppression of the Penal Laws. During this era they were popularly accorded the title Prince of Coolavin; the current incumbent is Rory MacDermot, who succeded his father in 2003. In the most general sense, penal is the body of laws that are enforced by the State in its own name and impose penalties for their violation, as opposed to civil law that seeks to redress private wrongs. ... Prince of Coolavin was a title first applied by popular usage to Charles MacDermott, 1707-1758, then head of the MacDermott family of Moylurg. ... Rory MacDermot (1960-), Prince of Coolavin, Chief of the Name, succeded his father Niall Anthony MacDermot in 2003. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Variations of the name include McDermott, MacDiarmada, MacDermott Roe, McDermott, McDermitt, McDiarmid,MacDormand, and several others.


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While living 1950-3 in Cape Town, where his father was posted as Canadian high commissioner to South Africa, he studied organ and composition at the University of Cape Town; the rhythms of the African music he heard in the urban ghettos influenced his compositions.
MacDermot returned to Montreal in 1954, played piano in jazz clubs, and was the organist-choirmaster at Westmount Baptist Church until 1961.
MacDermot recorded the song himself in 1960 with Stan Zadak (bass) and Pierre Béluse (drums) for the LP Art Gallery Jazz (1960, Laurentian CTM-6002).
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