Cathal's Reel


The revered traditional music group The Boys of the Lough performed in Boston in the late 1980s. At a house gathering that same evening, their flutist Cathal McConnell played this tune for me. The tune is performed for us on this track by Catherine McEvoy, who brings to bear her very own masterly interpretation and style.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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McEvoy, Catherine (flute), “Cathal's Reel,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 17, 2024,