Thursday 6 November 2014

Matty Talty, 91, Playing the Concertina

"Matty Talty, 91, first learned to play the concertina by ear as a child, growing up in a farmhouse in County Clare, Ireland. After 60 years of not playing he resumed in his mid-80s and still plays the Monday night sessions of traditional Irish music at the Landmark Tavern in Hell's Kitchen, New YOrk City. Here he plays a bit at home in the Bronx, and talks about being a wee lad in County Clare learning to play the concertina. 'We had no flat TVs, we had no radio. We had nothing, only people coming in to play...'". The New York Times story... Posted on Youtube on the 25th of October 2014 by Corey Kilgannon.

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