Moate Reel, The


The town of Moate is in County Westmeath. It has a strong musical tradition and at one time had a famous céilí band that made a number of 78 RPM recordings. The late accordionist Brendan McCann, who lived in Connecticut, grew up near Moate. As a tribute to Brendan and his music, Josephine Keegan from County Armagh, whose music is to be found throughout this collection, composed and recorded this track.


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Keegan, Josephine (fiddle, piano) (composer), “The Moate Reel,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 20, 2024,