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Little is known about concertina player William Mullaly, who was born in 1884 near Mullingar in County Westmeath and arrived in New York in 1910. Mullaly’s lasting fame rests on the ten 78 rpm sides he recorded for Victor and Columbia in 1926 and 1927. These discs, enhanced by fine piano from Ed Geoghegan and Ed Lee, made Mullaly virtually the only Irish concertina player to record before the 1960s.

  • The green groves of Erin, reel ; The ivy leaf, reel / William Mullaly, concertina