By Paula Carroll | November 25, 2009
Finally a woman! Veronica McNamara is a first generation Irish-American fiddler and also a pupil of James Morrison.
Listen to Veronica talk about her life, music and her memories of Morrison.
By admin | November 18, 2009
Check out the second part of that interview with Jack Coen. Here he talks about Irish music in New York in the 1950s and 60s, his friendship with box player Paddy O’ Brien, and Vincent Mulvihill, the man from Whitegate, Co. Clare who taped them all!
Topics: Keepers of the Flame |
By Paula Carroll | November 11, 2009
This week in our Keepers of the Flame series on Irish immigrant musicians in the USA, it’s the turn of the great flute-player Jack Coen, who left Woodford for the Bronx in 1949. Jack was not able to join us for Willie and Siobhán Kelly’s Kitchen Session, but 2 days later, Willie took me into Jack’s home meet him. We had apple tart and whiskey and a long chat. He’s a sharp, witty man, and you’ll hear me guffawing more than once. The interview is in 2 parts. In the first part Jack talks mostly about home and those he learned music from when he was very young. He starts by telling us how he discovered there was a second octave on the whistle!
The interview will also be broadcast on Clare FM’s Wednesday Session this week.
By jennie | November 4, 2009
Well we’re back after a little hiatus…! Website being updated and revamped. You’ve been asking, so we will shortly upload all Series 1 of the Kitchen Sessions for your delectation. For now have a listen to this interview with Mike McHale. It will be broadcast this week on “The Wednesday Session” on Clare FM, as part of the “Keepers of the Flame” series of interviews with Irish immigrant musicians in the US. Mike left Roscommon for USA in the 1960s. A lovely old style whistle and flute player, I met him at Willie Kelly’s Kitchen Session in New Jersey, and afterwards we talked about what it was like playing traditional music in decades past in USA.
By admin | October 28, 2009
Here’s a little taste from a special documentary broadcast on the Wednesday Session on Clare FM on 1 April. A snippet from “Songmakers”, a documentary produced by Paula a few years ago on the subject of comic songwriters. Read the rest of this entry »
Topics: Podcasts |