Jim Devlin: any recordings?
The late Jim Devlin was a lovely fiddle player from Motherwell. He had an excellent style and obviously had studied Sean McGuire’s playing. I used to meet him at Girvan festival and he was an inspiration to me. He was a very modest man but was well ahead on the fiddle, playing in flat keys and such like, which hardly anybody could in those days. In fact one of my favourite memories of Jim was when he had become ensconced in a room with what is still a session rarity, a piano player, and loads of musicians attracted by the great music gradually filled the room and of course could not resist joining in, and, frankly, spoiling this rare treat. As the confused cacophany of sound built up around him, Jim suddenly, and I would say uncharacteristically, yelled "B flat" to the piano player, and away he soared on his own again, leaving the bewildered crowd sprawling in his wake. My question is, does anyone have or know of any recordings of this talented musician? (not for commercial purposes - I would just like to hear him again).