Old Wheels of the World (Larry Redican's version)


'The Wheels of the World' is known to musicians as the title of both a reel and a jig. The two tunes are not related musically, and both are unrelated to the tune presented here. I learned 'The Old Wheels of the World' from pianist Eleanor Kane Neary when I visited Chicago in 1972. It is played on this track by fiddle player Larry Redican, slightly differently from the way I heard Eleanor playing it.


Séamus Connolly
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Redican, Larry (fiddle), “Old Wheels of the World (Larry Redican's version),” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 12, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/584.