The music of Aggie Whyte
A fantastic collection of recordings by the great East Galway fiddle player Aggie Whyte was released earlier this year:
The 51 track collection is available on Bandcamp:
There’s a review of it in the Irish Echo:
It was produced by her grandson, Michael Harrison. There’s an interview with him about Aggie Whyte’s music and life on this episode of RTÉ’s radio programme, The Rolling Wave:
You can also listen to that or download it here:
There’s an in-depth post about Aggie Whyte, complete with audio samples, on the blog of the Irish Traditional Music Archive:
Really wonderful playing—well worth investigating!
This is also a good opportunity to mention the great album, The Housekeepers by Doireann Glackin and Sarah Flynn:
That album highlights the music of Aggie Whyte (as well as Ella Mae O’Dwyer, Nora Hurley, Ellen Galvin and Mollie Myers Murphy).
Oh, and Bandcamp also has the classic recording of Peadar O’Lochlainn and Aggie Whyte, Seancheol ar an Seannós:
Really great playing, in my opinion. I’d be interested to hear what you think, especially if you’re a fiddler yourself.