Brendan Mulkere

Spent a couple of days with my dear old friend Brendan Mulkere over from London at his home in Clare. I first met Brendan in 1977 when I ventured over to London after a successful win at the Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis for a two day weekend to visit my relations. That weekend stretched out to nearly a year. Brendan was teaching several hundred kids Irish music at the time all over London and beyond. Some of his students around that time included multi-instrumentalist John Carty and accordionist John Whelan. I ended up teaching a wee bit for Brendan but spent more time playing along with Brendan and the roving cast of musicians all over greater London and Ireland...

We chatted for several hours and played music at his house for a few hours too. Also had a couple of tunes with Brendan, Tim Collins (concertina), Diarmuid O’Brien (fiddle), Sean Keegan (banjo) last night in Crusheen 

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