Bridie's Joy


Peadar O'Loughlin's name seems to be eternally present in the world of Irish music. His music brought much joy to the Connolly household when I was growing up in County Clare. It was such a heartwarming pleasure to have him visit the home of Geraldine Cotter the afternoon that he and Geraldine recorded 'Bridie's Joy' for Sandy and me. Years earlier, on an LP record issued by Ceirníní Cladaigh, he and piper Ronan Browne played this same reel. A great tune that's worth hearing again.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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O'Loughlin, Peadar (fiddle) and Cotter, Geraldine (piano), “Bridie's Joy,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 24, 2024,