Jimmy Mullarkey Interview (Accordion)

Country Sligo in the ’50s and ’60s, to London then Sydney. Father, mother

and uncle playing the fiddle, learning at country house dances and ‘having

a go myself.’ Ceili House on Radio Athlone, and looking forward to Friday

night house dances. Falling in love with the accordion. Listening to the

greats of the London scene; learning the box, digging trenches and

labouring; Kentish Town and Holloway Road.