maandag 9 december 2013

Lydia 078 - 079

Glasses: Gan Aimh, early 1960's
[L: +1.50 / R: +1.25; c+0.25 v]

Lydia posing in a pair nicknamed "Julia Clifford's glasses". Julia Clifford (1914 - 1997) was a renowned fiddle player from the Sliabh Luachra area (Co. Cork and Co. Kerry) which has a traditional music style all of its own. There is a short but great video on You Tube showing Julia playing the fiddle in a quartet with her brother Denis Murphy, playing a standard version of the well known reel "Liffey Banks". The video was recorded in the late 1960's and Julia was wearing a pair of glasses identical with the pair shown here by Lydia.

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