Joe Cooley



Joe Cooley died at the early age of 49 ,four days before Christmas, 1973 but packed into those years was the type of playing that will never be witnessed again on accordion.

The first part of this album was recorded live in Lahiff's Bar in Peterswell in Galway in November29th,1973.The rest was recorded in Dublin,Chicago and San Francisco.

Hard to fathom that three weeks later,he had departed this life but all those who witnessed that night in Peterswell knew in their hearts that this was to be the last great musical event in his life.