Internet Video Jukebox

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. (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.