Jack O'Hanley's


Mr. Jack O'Hanley from Boston via Prince Edward Island, Canada, was ninety years of age when he gave me this tune. Jack's command of the fiddle at such an advanced age was simply amazing. I visited his home often and we enjoyed one another's company and music very much. The reel as played on this recording is a joy to hear. John Daly from County Cork does us the honour with his beautiful expressive fiddle playing, remaining faithful to the relaxed tempo that Mr. O'Hanley employed when he recorded this tune for me.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Daly, John (fiddle) and Brehony, Kevin (piano), “Jack O'Hanley's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 14, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/638.