Johnny McGreevy's Own


A happy reel given to me in the early 1970s by Johnny McGreevy. Johnny told me it was the only tune that he composed and that he did not think too much of it. Brendan Bulger from Boston, Marty Fahey from Chicago, and Kathleen Gavin from Balbriggin near Dublin had other ideas. They recorded this tune on their CD Music at the House and gave it the swing that was so reminiscent of Johnny's playing. Playing the reel on this track, Brendan Bulger gives us that same swing.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Bulger, Brendan (fiddle), Knox, Bill (guitar), and McGreevy, Johnny (composer), “Johnny McGreevy's Own,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 22, 2024,