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.