In Wexford, and particularly in this area where we live, when a person has a bit of musical ability the question is always asked, “where does the music come from?”
About twenty years ago, I was given my grandmother’s fiddle. So, I thought I’d go along and get a few lessons. But the fiddle was full of woodworm, and so I had to buy a new one! Alas, a fiddle player I did not become, but off I went to college anyway to study music. Then, ten years ago when I moved down to Wexford, to the area where my parents are both from, I was given my grandmother’s collection of songs…and so we say the music comes from my grandmother. A lady indeed she was, known as Mrs Katherine Martin of Kiltra (RIP 20th Anniversary). This picture is my granny Martin’s song collection which I inherited along with her great love for music.