The Dubliners and a bit later Planxty, Andy Irvine and Christy Moor. I still regard Andy Irvine as my all time musical hero to this day. But also my mother who played the piano (self taught) in our house while I was growing up. Many's the duet we did together at family parties back in the 60's. Old traditional songs and also her filthy version of Old King Cole (was a bugger for his hole!) She gave me a love for music that I still have AND it all seemed so normal. Making music at home, how many people do that these days?