Sad Loss - Another Brilliant ‘Johnny’ musician has left us!!
Just heard that one of the finest box players from the Sliabh Luachra Tradition, Johnny O’Leary, taught by the legendary Padraig O’ Keefe has died. Anyone who isn’t convinced that Polkas & Slides are BRILLIANT TUNES should listen to Johnny’s playing, sadly now only available on recordings!
Does anyone have any memories of the great man & his mighty music"
I remember him holding court in one particular bar, all through the ‘Milltowns’ of the late ’70s. You just couldn’t keep your feet still with that man about!!
There’ll be some massive ‘Cloud Ceilis’ from here on in!!!