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LISTEN to the interview Reg Hall discusses his diverse musical background, introduction to Irish music, and involvement in the Irish music scene in post-war London. He was one of the few English people who participated and also one of the few to…

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LISTEN to the interview Vince Milne is at the later end of the post-war generation. His parents were from Co. Sligo, but he grew up in west Cork and migrated to London in 1970. There, he worked in a variety of jobs and played in Irish pubs and social…

LISTEN to the interview Vincent Campbell plays tunes interspersed with stories about them and recollections of his youth and time in Britain. He was born in An tSeanga Mheáin, in the Gaeltacht near Glenties, Co. Donegal. The music of the region was…

Vincent Campbell plays a Scottish strathspey on fiddle.

Kevin McDermott plays hornpipes on his three-row accordion.

Kevin McDermott plays the air Táimse im' Chodladh on his ten-hole Lee Oskar accordion in the key of G.

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Kevin McDermott plays the air 'Sé Fáth Mo Bhuartha on a ten-hole Lee Oskar harmonica in the key of G.

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Kevin McDermott plays three jigs on his three-row San Marino accordion.

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LISTEN to the interview Kevin McDermott describes his childhood in Cavan town, joining the RAF, and eventual migration to London to join his family in 1956. Along the way he had an active musical life playing different musical styles on the…

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Photographs of Kevin McDermott playing the accordion as a young man in London. The first was taken in a pub on Holloway Road in 1962. The second was taken in the Duke of Clarence pub in Finsbury Park in 1964. Pictured (left to right) are Tony Howley…
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