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The House Devils

Irish traditional music, American traditional music.

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About The House Devils

One day back in 1930s Dublin, Matt's grandma Mary Fahey was walking down Rialto Street when she stopped to chat to a neighbour.

When the conversation turned to the subject of their respective children, the neighbour remarked that Mary must be very proud of her son Colm (later to become Matt's dad) as he was such a “lovely, well-mannered boy”.

Mary replied that Colm was indeed a fine young man, but that he could be a handful at times, especially at home. When the neighbour expressed surprise at this, Mary replied, “You know what they say: Street Angel – House Devil!”

© Mat Walklate 2015.