Mossie O’Scanlan, (53) of Melbourne, Australia is a native of Baile an Lochaigh, Ballydavid . He is one of thirteen children born into a tradition of music and song. This interview concentrates on how difficult life was in material things Mossie’s early days, but it was rich in culture and tradition, which Mossie harnessed and took with him to a new world. He established the tradition of Irish dance, music and song, in centres all over Australia. In this recording, Mossie sings his favourite songs and plays his music.
Keywords: Baile an Lochaigh, Ballydavid, west Kerry, Melbourne, Australia, emigration, traditional irish music, song, culture, tradition