"Hi Wesley, welcome aboard and thanks for your interest. Our mutual friend WEs also plays a Les Paul and he is a true master. You have alerted me so I will try and make contact with my old pal.Try to catch my show next week and I will feature the old…"
I play the flute and I run Copperplate which is a distribution/promotion company which specialises in Irish traditional music. Have done a lot of radio work and present a monthly podcast which can be accessed at http://alanoleary.libsyn.com/rss
Mr. O'Leary I want to thank you for the great contribution you have made to my appreciation and knowledge of Irish music. I have been a longtime listener to Liveireland. I often worked Sundays and would put the feed on for hours on end. I finally realized that Monday-Friday worked too and now have it on all the time. When your show first came on, I wasn't fully appreciative of the instrumental music and preferred the vocalists. Over time, your enthusiasm won me over and when a couple weeks back Caladh Nua shows up a half mile from my house and announced they would start with 2 reels and a jig I was delighted. It sounds like you and some of the giants you reference have been challenged with health issues but know that the music will survive forever with no small thanks to you. Thank you and please keep up bringing such great joy. I will be visiting Ireland this May for the first time in 35 years and look forward to the music. Thanks always, Rex