Aggie Whyte 1920 - 1979
Thanks to the exhaustive and dedicated efforts of Aggie's grandson, Michael Harrison, this fantastic 2-cd collection of her music sees the light of day in the first month of 2021
I knew very little of Aggie apart from the recording done with Peter O' Loughlin titled Seancheol ar an Seannós . So, to purge my ignorance, I got on the phone to Michael and I spent a very elucidating half an hour chatting with him and some of that ignorance has disippated.
Born in the fabled Ballinakill in east Galway,her father Tommy was one of the founding members of The Ballinakill Céilí Band. Her style of music was of that area and she was an accomplished fiddle player and very well regarded by her mainly male peers.
Lovely, personal package of great music and family photographs.
Maith thú, a Mhíchíl!