Free Reed

tunebook 56 tunes.

Born in 1936 I started my musical life as a drummer in a Pipe Band/Fife & Drum/Brass Bands then Ceili and Dance Bands. Started playing a two row Black Dot in about 1953. Played for a time in Ceili Bands. London based for over thirty years and played the pub and club scene on both drums and accordion. Also played with a London based Scottish Band before packing up the box and going off playing drums with various jazz and middle of the road outfits. Worked as a London Firefighter for 25 years and moved back to Ireland in the nineties. I teach both Box and Drums, I recenty changed my ‘Shand Morino 3 row’ for a ‘Manfrini Aria 3 row’.