Swallows' Return, The


Another tune from the pen and heart of fiddle player Matilda Murdoch is the one played on this track by Maeve Donnelly. Maeve remains true to the spirit of Matilda's own style of playing, while giving it her own personal interpretation, weaving through the tune with an Irish and Canadian touch. Thanks again, Maeve, and thank you, Matilda: from Canada to County Clare.


Séamus Connolly
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Donnelly, Maeve (fiddle) and Murdoch, Matilda (composer), “The Swallows' Return,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 18, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/415.