Talk:Maartin Allcock

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Double a[edit]

When did he change his name ? And does he always use the aa ? -- Beardo (talk) 23:47, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

I see that his website has the tale:

Around 1978, I was spending a lot of time in Dublin, and there was a bar/restaurant called The Onion Field in Ranelagh, where all the musicians used to gather after their gigs. It often didn't kick off till about 1am. I was sitting there one night when in walked the great fiddler Kevin Burke (Bothy Band, Patrick Street, Celtic Fiddle Festival) and he sat right by me. Someone called for him to get the fiddle out and give a tune, so he did, and it was, of course, sublime.

I said to him, "Kevin, I've admired you for years on your recordings, I've seen you play onstage many times, but to hear you this close is a real treat." He asked my name. "Martin", I replied in my own accent. "North Manchester", he said. "How do you know that?"

"I have an ear for these things. I shall call you Maart, and from now on you must spell it with two A's."


Is that worth mentioning ? -- Beardo (talk) 03:29, 4 June 2016 (UTC)