Upload - The Mason’s Apron
Taped in Johnnie Maguire’s house in Belfast in 1952 by Peter Kennedy, this recording features the fiddlers Liam Donnelly, Tom Turkington, Bill Montgomery, Johnnie himself and his son Séan (who would later change his surname to McGuire). Séan also provides guitar accompaniment in places (which reminds me that I must get around to converting the old Richard Hayward ‘Words and Music of Ireland’ 10" LP on which Séan played the
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You can find more details of the recording here: http://www.folktrax-archive.org/menus/cassprogs/375belfast.htm.
I recently received several obnoxious personal messages from a fellow member here who, at one point, enquired ‘Surely you’ve some scratchy tape of a dead auld fella to be uploading?’. Well, I’m delighted to share this recording which, as far as I’m aware, was the first to be devoted entirely to fiddlers from The Six Counties.