by Paul Walker
YOUTUBE is a wonderful creation. At the click of a mouse, you can be a guest at an Irish house party, transported to Bolivia or looking through a collection of prize 78s. And all for free.
For Internet novices: Google YouTube; then type in the artiste’s name opposite the icon that looks like a magnifying glass.
Ella Mae O’Dwyer on concertina
Mrs. Ella Mae O’Dwyer, née Quill, from Athea in West Limerick (later of Ardgroom Co. Cork), playing a fling, followed by two reels, Toss the Feathers and Drowsy Maggie. Recorded in Cork in November 1982.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPDM-2seKpA (embedding disabled)
PRIMER AMOR (Concertina Boliviana. cueca)
el maestro SINFORIANO JIMENEZ playing what looks like an Edeophone;
Die Vier Ooms – Die Cradock Settees
– recorded from a South African radio programme in 1982: The Four Old Guys, playing anglos
Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – “American Polka”
HD – Live from a house concert in upstate New York, Caitlín and Ciarán perform a tune very popular in Ireland currently, reminescent of a circus theme.
Bramwell Thornett – Salvation Army Concertina Solo (1940)- Glory to God in the highest-sublime.
Thanks to Harry Scurfield Anglo wiz, for the last link and his Swaledale Squeeze Sunday morning workshops for inspiration.