Friday 24 January 2014

Tommy Keane & Jackie McCarthy play some jigs at 'Music for Maggie'

"Recorded Thursday 5th December 2013 during the 'Music for Maggie' concert for Maggie Boyle who is battling cancer at this difficult time." Jacqueline McCarthy was born in London in 1957. Her parents had emigrated to England in the early 1950s. She grew up to traditional music, her father Tommy McCarthy being a piper and concertina player from Kilmihil, County Clare. She played with all the legendary players from Ireland who were living in London. Musicians like Máirtín Byrnes, Raymond Roland, Roger Sherlock, Danny Meehan, Paddy Taylor and Bobby Casey were all part of a thriving music scene that Jacqueline experienced first hand. She also recalls meeting John Kelly and Willie Clancy during frequent visits to Ireland. More info... Posted on Youtube on the 16th of December 2013 by banjo234.

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