Far From Home

By Boys Of The Lough

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Far From Home by Boys Of The Lough

Aly Bain: fiddle
Cathal McConnell: flute, whistle
Dave Richardson: concertina, cittern, mandolin
Tich Richardson: guitar

A live album released as a tribute to the late Tich Richardson in 1986.

Far From Home - Boys Of The Lough

Tich Richardson was an exponent of the Swing-based guitar accompaniment that derives from Django Reinhardt and other jazz players between the wars and was played by ‘Peerie’ Willie Johnson in Shetland over many decades afterwards. Besides Peerie Willie, another mentor was an elderly man in the Durham area called George Wilkinson, who had also learned Swing guitar in his youth and who kept it up in fairly isolated circumstances. Never famous but highly respected as an expert among local guitarniks, he deserves a mention in this context.