West Cork Maestro


When I visited Finbarr Dwyer at his home in Clarecastle, County Clare, he generously made a recording for me which included this less familiar composition of his. Finbarr was most humble and did not give his tune much credit, let alone a title. He would probably have given us a different interpretation had he played it again for me. That's Finbarr, a master musician, composer, and improviser – surely a genius if ever there was one.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Dwyer, Finbarr (accordion) (composer), “West Cork Maestro,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 14, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/641.