Old Mill Road, The


As I travel throughout the country, I have a compulsive habit of looking at street signs in the hope of discovering a good name or title for a new musical composition. I have seen a few variations on the above title and often wondered what road accordionist Paddy O'Brien was referring to when he named this tune, one of his many fine compositions. Paddy, from County Offaly, has been a friend and inspiration for many years. I have fond memories of him and me as teenagers playing music together in Tullamore, County Offaly. We were both young then, but the memories live on.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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O'Brien, Paddy (accordion) (composer), “The Old Mill Road,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 24, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/633.