Keepers of the Flame
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.
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!
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 [...]
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” [...]