Biddy from Sligo


The fiddle master Néillidh Boyle recorded this tune as part of a two-jig set in Dublin in 1937. That recording happened to be the very first record of Irish fiddle music that I had when I was growing up. It is performed on this track by Néillidh's grandaughter Kathleen on piano accordion and Gráinne Murphy on fiddle. They both did me the honour of recording the track in Donegal, home to Kathleen's parents and grandfather.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Boyle, Kathleen (piano accordion) and Murphy, Gráinne (fiddle), “Biddy from Sligo,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 23, 2024,