Stranger, The


Mrs. Crotty from the town of Kilrush in County Clare played this set dance for Ciarán Mac Mathúna's radio programmes, Ceolta Tire and A Job of Journeywork. I had the honour of playing it with Mrs. Crotty in her home many years ago. As I look back on those years, now long gone, and think how privileged I was to have played music with some of the giants in Irish music, I realise that my world would not have been the same had I not met those people. I can say the same for Father Charlie Coen! Now listen as the Monsignor plays 'The Stranger'.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Coen, Charles (concertina) and McElroy, Kevin (guitar), “The Stranger,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 16, 2024,