Dominick McCarthy's


The many accordion styles in Irish and Scottish music have always held a fascination for me. The music of Mr. Dominick McCarthy is a mixture of the music of these neighboring countries. I first heard his music on Radio Éireann, and I remember seeing him perform with fiddle player Seán Ryan at one of the early All-Ireland Fleadhanna Ceoil in the 1950s. Both of these men played a lot together where they lived in the Midlands of Ireland. Dominick McCarthy played this fling for me in his own distinctive style when I was on a visit to his home in the 1980s.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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McCarthy, Dominick (accordion), “Dominick McCarthy's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 24, 2024,