Frank Neylon's


Flute player Frank Neylon lived in Boston when I arrived there in 1977. I loved listening to his beautiful, distinctive North Clare style of playing, and to the unusual tunes that he had brought with him to America. This is another of the tunes that he recorded for me on the long-playing record that I produced in Boston in 1981 (see 'Leamanagh Castle'). I played Frank's recording for Nicole Rabata, from Portland, Maine. She listened a few times and played along with Frank, capturing elements of his style, and said, 'Do you want me to record it for the book?' I'm glad I said yes. Enjoy Nicole's playing.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Rabata, Nicole (flute), “Frank Neylon's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 22, 2024,