Who remembers Johnny “Stix”?
During a memorable trip to Limerick several years ago, I had the delight of hearing the percussionist (for lack of a better word) Johnny "Stix" at Dolan’s pub. I’m assuming he’s no longer alive, as he was quite old and needed assistance to and from the musicians corner and loo back then. He would seemingly fall asleep during breaks, only to come alive at the extremities when the music started and tear off on his old battered drum sticks and "tins" that he had secured to the pub table. The man could make serious "music" come forth from old sardine tins and drum sticks….I believe he had a gold name-plate secured to his seat on the bench. He played along to every tune masterfully as he obviously knew them all. Have not seen any clips or mention of him in cyberland, so checking to see if anyone can share anything regarding this "legend of the sticks."