Irish-Australian Accordion: Micheal McMenamin
mediaposted on 05.10.2020, 07:54 by Graeme Smith
field recording: Graeme Smith interviewing Irish-Australian accordion player
Micheal McMenamin, recorded on 23 September 1983. Cassette tape.|
'Born 1923, Newport, Co Mayo Ireland
Interview includes describes active house party culture in region when growing up, and public hall ceilis. Farming in area, family background. Emigrated to England 1947, to Australia 1966. Active accordion player in Irish clubs in late 1940s and early 1950s in England. Active participant in Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) in Melbourne from 1970s.'
Notes sent to MAMU by Graeme Smith in July 2020.