Accordion player Joe Derrane fulfills a dream to play some traditional tunes live in Ireland.

Irish American button accordion player Joe Derrane from Boston performs a two jigs 'Knocknagow' and ‘Contentment is Wealth’ in Amharclann Naithi, Balltineer, County Dublin. Accompanying him on piano is Cape Breton pianist Tracey Dares for this appearance on 'The Pure Drop'.  .  

This is a very special occasion for Joe Derrane he tells the audience,  

It's long been a dream for me to come to the home of the music, to bring my music, to play it live in Ireland. Tonight's the night! 

This episode of ‘The Pure Drop’ was broadcast on 21 January 1996.  

'The Pure Drop' was first broadcast on 14 January 1988 and ran until February 1996.