Dan Worrall, Notes on the Beginnings of Concertina Playing in Ireland, 1834–1930

In another part of my working life, I was making some notes on the concertina, and I see that Dan Worrall's thoughtful and useful article is available on Robert Gaskins' web site, concertina.com...

Dan Worrall

Notes on the Beginnings of Concertina Playing in Ireland, 1834–1930

http://www.concertina.com/worrall/beginnings-concertina-in-ireland/...

The article itself is dated 2007 - and I don't know why it suddenly became visible to me.

 

Like all studies of Irish culture Dan Worrall's article quickly becomes an Irish Diaspora study.  Notice Francis O'Neill's disapproval...

And of course we slot his work into our own family history and memories - my Kilmallock grandmother was a concertina player.

Patrick O'Sullivan

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