Leamanagh Castle


Flute player Frank Neylon had a repertoire of fine tunes associated with his native Kilnaboy in north County Clare. Frank was living in Boston, Massachusetts, when I arrived there from Ireland in the 1970s. He was well-known and respected by all as a gentleman and a fine musician. He made some 78 RPM recordings with the County Kerry fiddle player Paddy Cronin, and he was featured on a long-playing record that I produced of musicians living in and around the Boston area in 1979. I asked Nicole Rabata to learn this reel from Frank's flute playing. For want of the tune's real title, I took the liberty of naming it after a landmark in Frank's home area.


Séamus Connolly
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Rabata, Nicole (flute) and Connolly, Séamus (fiddle), “Leamanagh Castle,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 14, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/639.