Check Your Balance


The wonderful young fiddle player Devin Shepherd, from Chicago, composed this tune and gave it to me for this collection. Lovely music, Devin. He gives us the tune's history: 'My idea with this tune was to compose something that sounded truly traditional. Therefore, I was delighted when the Cork fiddle player John Daly, who lived in Chicago for many years, commented that this tune was "like one the old guys would play back home"'.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Shepherd, Devin (fiddle) (composer) and Miller, Brian (guitar), “Check Your Balance,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 15, 2024,