I Love You Not and I Care Not


One could say not a very pleasing or romantic title, but certainly a tune worth preserving, even more so when it's played on the fiddle by Maeve Donnelly. Whilst driving through Italy with Chrysandra (Sandy), my wife, this old jig came into my head, and I scribbled some of the notes on paper so that I would remember it again. I had first heard the tune played on the Céilí House programme in the 1960s by the well-known nine-brother band The McCusker Brothers, from Northern Ireland. What a pleasant coincidence it was, upon my return from Italy, to hear the tune on Maeve's 2002 recording Maeve Donnelly. Maeve has done me the honour of playing it again for this collection.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Donnelly, Maeve (fiddle), “I Love You Not and I Care Not,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 15, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/506.