Digging into tunes. Paddy Jones. The Draoicht. Sports and music, and finding your place in both. Coaching basketball in Ireland and the Tralee Tigers. Carl Hardebeck, The Blind Bard of Belfast. The fiddle as an old person's instrument. Sliabh Luachra. Padraig O'Keeffe. Paddy on the Hardwood. Slow airs in sessions and New Mexico polkas.
In this episode Rus plays:
The Pikeman's / Down The Glen (Marches)
Farewell To Whiskey / The Dark Girl In The Blue Dress
Leaving Lerwick (Paddy Jones Slow Air)
Kerry Polka / Purple Lillies
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During the interview Rus mentions Carl Hardebeck. This is a great piece about him here:
The Blind Bard of Belfast: Carl Gilbert Hardebeck:
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