Mary McEvilly-Butler Interview (Fiddle)

Episode 70 · October 6th, 2020 · 1 hr 55 mins

About this Episode

A Supergroup at the National Celtic Festival. Remembering and forgetting the names of tunes. Ballintubber, County Mayo and musicians in the house. The freedom of the open road, to Boston and Australia. Maintaining a love of kids even when you've been teaching for twenty years or so, and fostering a growth mindset - in children, and yourself.

Thanks to Una McAlinden of the National Celtic Festival at Portarlington for giving us the opportunity to hang out in 2019 when we first met Mary. And thanks to Mark Butler for his technical help with the recording.

The tunes:

Last Night's Fun and The Bank of Ireland (as single reels)
Old Joe's Jig, The Maid on the Green and Sweet Biddy Daly (from the playing of Mary's dad)
The Sailor on The Rock, Sporting Paddy and John Henry's (reels)
The Blackberry Blossom and The Gatehouse Maid (reels)
The Connaghtman's Rambles (a gorgeous version) and Out on the Ocean

Beautiful. Cracking chat and tunes. Thank you Mary, for that hour and a half of your time, and for giving us so much to think about.

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