Mary Mac Namara's passion in her musical life was the dissemination and teaching of the music that abounded around the rolling hills of east Clare, characters she met at an early age in the company of her father, Andy, as he traversed the highways and by-ways in his mobile shop - great musicians in their own right with a style that was peculiar that that rich, fertile cultural land that she inhabited in her idyllic youth.
A powerful,respectful, very personal magnum opus on the music and characters that formed her as a musician of note, an intimate celebration of the wealth of simplicity in that revered part of Clare.
Sundays at Lena's
This is a beautifully presented book which makes me purr with pleasure every time I open it. The CD that accompanies it is the icing on the cake.