Bríd Donnelly's


I first heard this reel played by Bríd Donnelly, a fine flute player with The Pride of Erin Céilí Band from County Fermanagh. My friend Nicky McAuliffe calls it 'The West Clare', but I'm sure the musicians in West Clare would be pleased with the title I have given it here, just as they would have been delighted with Bríd's playing of it. Catherine McEvoy plays the reel on this track, with her nephew Paddy McEvoy on the piano. The music lives on.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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McEvoy, Catherine (flute) and McEvoy, Paddy (piano), “Bríd Donnelly's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 12, 2024,