More from Memory Lane
The photo shows the artists supporting Doc, his son Merle, and T. Michael Coleman at the concert: at rear, Maeve Toner, and in front the Sackville String Band (Mk V?) - left to right, Colin Beggan, Jimmy Kelly, Bill Whelan, Niall Toner.
We took this opportunity to check on the outcome of a related event mentioned on the BIB last autumn: the sale, by auction at Christie's of New York in November, of Doc's Gallagher guitar 'Ol' Hoss'. The estimate of what it would fetch was set in advance at $6,000-$8,000. This seemed at the time unduly cautious, and so it turned out; 'Ol' Hoss' sold for $40,000. The report is here.