John Doherty's


I loved the times that I visited with John Doherty, the fiddle master from County Donegal. Playing music with him was an inspiration. Hearing his stories and listening to him play made me ask myself why I even bothered to play the fiddle. Mr. Doherty was so encouraging and generous with his music, and I treasure the tapes that he made for me. The highland played here by Paddy Glackin was recorded by piper and producer Peter Browne from Raidió Teilifís Éireann during a visit that Sandy and I made to the Dublin studios. Thanks, boys. John Doherty would be proud of your rendition.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Glackin, Paddy (fiddle) 6013273, “John Doherty's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 25, 2024,