Bottle of Cop-On, A


An expression in Ireland when I was growing up was, 'Ah, cop-on', which means something like 'get with it'. Damien Connolly, my nephew, remembers the saying too, and he suggested the above title as a name for the composition which he plays on this track. Damien writes: 'A Bottle of Cop-On: One of my friends from Sixmilebridge, Paul Delaney, used to say, "You need a good bottle of cop-on". Perhaps he was right! Maybe I still need a good bottle of it. The first few bars of the second part kept coming to me for months til I finally decided to do something about it. I wrote this tune back in 2006.'


Séamus Connolly
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Connolly, Damien (fiddle) (composer), “A Bottle of Cop-On,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 14, 2024,