Ambrose Moloney's


Joe Burke, my lifelong friend, was leader of The Leitrim Céilí Band, named not for the county of Leitrim, but for a townland in east County Galway. I was honoured to have been a member of that musical group when we won the Senior Céilí Band competition in 1962. Ambrose Moloney was one of the flute players in the band and during a tour of England he gave me this tune. I had the honour of recording this reel in the early 1970s with the legendary Tipperary accordionist Paddy O'Brien, with Charlie Lennon at the piano.


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Murphy, Gráinne (fiddle) and Murray, Alan (guitar), “Ambrose Moloney's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 14, 2024,