I live in Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear ( near Newcastle-upon-Tyne) North East England
I lived in Dublin for around 4 years 1992- 1996 and Belfast for 10 years 1996-2006
I used to play banjo and mandolin and sing traditional songs in sessions and sometimes small gigs
I very rarely play at all any more now, sadly. But I do still listen t0 trad music and go to a few folk festivals in the UK. I still miss it. A lot.