Ah, a Simple Little Yoke


When I visited the accordion master Finbarr Dwyer at his home in County Clare, he played this jig, which he had composed when he was about ten years old. Finbarr did not think too highly of the tune: he can be heard on the recording describing it with the words in the above title. But I have no doubt that whoever hears this track will enjoy the creation of this prolific composer and extraordinary musical genius.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Dwyer, Finbarr (accordion) (composer), “Ah, a Simple Little Yoke,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 23, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/485.