4: Dulcimers in the British Isles since 1800 > Dulcimers
in Northern Ireland
A younger generation
perhaps a generation younger, there are "lots within a 25-mile
radius" of Ballyclare, in the heart of the Antrim Glens.
MeGee, a headmaster in Larne, son of the late Alec McGee;
Craig of Larne;
Doris Apsley of Island Magee;
aged 13, of Ballyrickard, Larne;
of Larne, plays an instrument of Robert Gilbert's, with
Rea's brother Alec Rea, aged 79, of Ballymena, also
plays the fiddle;
- and John
Rea's son, although he is away in the Merchant Navy
without an instrument.