Mrs. Crotty (1885-1960), born Elizabeth Markem was from Cooraclare in West Clare. She came from a very musical family and played the concertina from a young age. She married Miko Crotty and they opened a public house in the square in Kilrush. John states that he met her first when he was 16 or 17 years of age.
John Kelly and Joe Ryan talking about Mrs. Crotty and other concertina players in Clare.
Details: Date: Nov 1985. Location: Cultúrlann na hÉireann, Monkstown, Dublin.
Credit: Recorded by Mick O’Connor as part of the Coiste Ceoil of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann.