Any Auld Thing At All


My brother Martin learned this version of 'The Victor's Return' from fiddle player Johnny Cronin from County Kerry. When Martin asked Johnny for the tune's title, Johnny told Martin to call it 'any auld thing at all'! Martin was reluctant to play the tune for me as he had not played for many months. He felt that he might not be able to get through it. When he did agree and got going he was loving the tune so much I couldn't get him to stop. I hope you never stop playing, Martin!


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Connolly, Martin J. (accordion), “Any Auld Thing At All,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 16, 2024,