I had no idea of the name of the fiddle player who performed this jig on a cassette tape I had of an old 78 RPM recording. However, my friend Paul Wells knew the tune and the fiddle player, whom he identified as Leizime Brusoe. Mr. Brusoe was born in 1870, of French-Canadian stock, and lived in the North Woods region of Wisconsin. He was a champion fiddle player who was recorded by the Library of Congress in the 1930s and '40s. The jig, played here for us by Jerry O'Sullivan on the uilleann pipes, will be saved for posterity thanks to Mr. Brusoe and my dear friend Jerry.


Séamus Connolly
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O'Sullivan, Jerry (uilleann pipes), “Quadrille,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 23, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/472.