19th NY flutemakers and Irish music
In the mid-1800s there were a number of flutemakers/sellers in the New York City area (Firth-Hall-Pond, E. Riley, Asa Hopkins, Jabez Camp, etc.). I’m trying to get an idea whether some, any, much of their market might have been to Irish musicians. In other words, was there an Irish music population in that area at that time?
Appreciate any input.