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Tagged with “accordion” (3)

  1. 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.

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  2. James Keane Interview Accordion Part 2 — The Blarney Pilgrims Podcast

    ‘Know when you’ve landed.’ A first trip to New York and painting the town with Joe Burke and friends. Bill Fuller’s ballroom empire, The Woodworm Hotel, and the John Barleycorn. Overcoming adversity and reaching some sort of contentment. Paul Brady, Michael D. Higgins and staying with the music.

    The tunes in this episode, recorded beautifully by Kate O’Connell:

    The Lament for the Battle of Aughrim

    The Stone in the Field, The Steeplechase and The Coolfada

    Jimmy Giblin’s, Throw It Across and The Humours of Tuama

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  3. James Keane Interview (Accordion) — The Blarney Pilgrims Podcast

    The legend. A photo of a photo, pictures within pictures. Father’s shift work at Clondalkin paper mill and growing up in Drimnagh. Memories of those that are gone, embedded in the tunes, and bringing them back each time you play. Ceoltóirí Chualann, not letting on that you play the diddley-eye stuff and midnight gigs at the age of 11. ‘That quiet part of the world’ and the Dublin folk revival scene of the ’50s and ’60s. Thirteen gigs in the one night and remembering the McPeakes of Belfast.

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