Concertina player Cathy Custy on quietly slipping into a session after not playing in public for many years. On gently making a space for music in her life again. On growing up, leaving Ireland and making a home elsewhere. On the challenges of teaching adults to play simple tunes well, and how a teacloth covering the sandwiches in a cafe in Palmerston North nearly changed her life.
From Dominic: Cathy and me sat in a darkening room in the Melbourne twilight as we recorded this chat, after a long, sunny summer's day. I don't know if anything of that atmosphere comes through on the audio, but afterwards we both went down to the pub and had a drink and were kind of knackered, but in a good way. Like we'd been for a long, long walk. I hope you enjoy it.
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