I was honoured when Mrs. Matilda Murdoch from New Brunswick composed this hornpipe for me on her ninetieth birthday. After a night of playing music together at her daughter's home in Massachusetts, Matilda presented me with this very recording of herself playing her composition. A wonderful lady, a great composer and fiddle player, Matilda Murdoch has done much for the music of the Gael. God bless you, my friend. Gabriel Donohue added piano accompaniment to Matilda's fiddle, and we both spoke to her at her home as she celebrated her ninety-second birthday. She loved the track with Gabriel's piano playing. She asked Gabriel if he would go on tour with her – so young at heart!
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Murdoch, Matilda (fiddle) (composer) and Donohue, Gabriel (piano), “Séamus Connolly's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed March 31, 2023, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/445.