Jim Clark wrote in tribute to Don in one publication that he had always taken a liking to country music. It was unique - it was a special left-handed guitar they made for him. He would typically lead off his shows with a short nod to his listeners, "Keep smiling and don't let the weather get you down—and you'll have a brighter day. It was at a theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland where he made one of his first stage appearances. On that same show was another local, Bill Mayhugh, who eventually began working at radio station WOL. The two of them put together a show with their guitars and vocals.
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Back to Garryowen. Standard tuning fiddle. Garryowen translates as "Owen's garden" and it was a general rendezvous for those with leisure time on their hands, situated on the slope of a hill in what was then the outskirts of the city of Limerick. The elderly drank together under the shade of trees, while young people sported with ball games and athletic contests on the green. It was a well-known trysting place.