Reg Hall English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music & Customs Collection
Lucy Farr interview, part 11
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Lucy Farr talks about London Irish musicians in the 1940s/1950s; recalls gramophone records listened to back home in Ireland; local musicians in Galway; Shamrock Club in Elephant and Castle in London; Barrel Rafferty (flute player); Irish music in the Bedford Arms, Camden Town; Jimmy Power, Michael Gorman, Margaret Barry; early days of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann at the Greyhound Pub, Fulham; negative attitude of Irish musicians to CCE; surge of Irish immigrants in Lewisham dance hall after war; Pride of Erin in Hammersmith; Irish dance teaching in London; the Kavanagh school; seeing uilleann pipes for first time (in London, played by Pat Goulding); Ballinakill Ceilidh Band in Galway; country feises in Galway; female Irish musicians; Maureen Minogue; Bobby Casey; music in churches and schools in Galway.