Shoemaker's Fancy, The


The young fiddle player Liam Lewis played this jig on a tape given to me by a friend one night after a concert. I stuck the tape into the cover of my fiddle case and forgot about it. Finding it later was a lovely surprise. My friend Laurel Martin learned the jig from the tape and traveled all the way to my home in Maine to record it. A version of the tune may be found in The Roche Collection. This tune was a favourite of flute player Eddie Moloney from Ballinakill, County Galway.


Séamus Connolly
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Martin, Laurel (fiddle), “The Shoemaker's Fancy,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 14, 2024,