Great Man in the Irish Tradition around Co, Antrim..
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Comment by Sara Piazza on June 23, 2011 at 2:10
That BW photo is genius. I wish the gentleman well.
Comment by Jim McAuley on June 18, 2011 at 12:29

Yes Dick --

You are right - That other stuff is a lot of stupid nonsense !

You have been in Norlen Iron to long,,  when you can understand that Cr*p - lol..



Comment by Dick Glasgow on June 18, 2011 at 8:11
P. S. When I dig ..... I use a Spade!   .  .  .  .   Boom .. Boom! :-P
Comment by Dick Glasgow on June 18, 2011 at 8:08

What a great photo Jim.

Of course, although he is clearly quite content with himself in that empty bar, he can just as easily, without batting an eyelid, entertain a whole bar full of folk with wonderful music, stories, songs & craic!

He is nothing if not an all rounder.

I'm just not sure they make them like that, anymore!

Anyway, if you are speaking to him, wish him well from me & a speedy recovery.

Och, I'm sure there's plenty of life in the old dog yet!



Comment by Jim McAuley on June 17, 2011 at 22:07

lol- yeah those where the old guy who set standard's in Irish Music, Good friend's good music and plenty of fun where the goal's,, Not what Foot ye dug with - lol..

But I just heard today coming up from Downpatrick he is not very well now,, and maybe on his last Leg's ?

I liked this photo a friend took of him sitting in a bar in Cairncastle waiting to have a tune with us, Say's it all I think.


Comment by Dick Glasgow on June 17, 2011 at 18:36
Hey Jim, does the M B E stand for .... More Beer Emmediately! :-P
Comment by Dick Glasgow on June 4, 2011 at 7:52

Aye Jim, one of the old school of musicians in Co. Antrim & regarded by fellow Antrim musicians as a National Treasure!

He is just like fellow Antrim men Frank McCollam & Sammy Wade, who were also equally at home playing & teaching Irish & Scottish Trad tunes & Marching & playing with the lads on the 12th July. Men who regarded music simply as music with none of the silly modern labels that folk attach these days, in some kind of idiotic attempt to label & divide & for whom a good tune was simply that, a good tune, no matter where it came from. 


Oh ... & if only his middle name had been Fitzgerald ........ he could have been President! :-)



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