Tony MacMahon ~ Slán Leis an gCeol
I know there’s a few people here who are fans of the box playing of Tony MacMahon, a difficult man at times by all accounts but a great musician. There was a fine hour long documentary on RTE TV last week, called Slán Leis an gCeol or Farewell to the Music. If you can get the RTE Player online, you can view it here: https://www.rte.ie/player/series/slan-leis-an-gceol/SI0000005532?epguid=IP000064548
There’s some fine snatches of music in it and old archival recordings of Tony & others in his heyday but the documentary is as much about the effects of aging and Parkinsons combined with the black dog of depression as Tony puts it. Stylishly put together and well worth watching, even if the perspective is all from Tony’s side with little or none from family or others.
If the RTE Player doesn’t work for you, maybe it’ll appear on YouTube at some stage.