Maurice O'Keeffe's


I will be forever grateful to Máire O'Keeffe, the County Kerry-style fiddle player, for her enthusiastic response when I told her about the project I was about to undertake. Máire's reaction was loud and clear: she said to me, 'Come on over here to Kinvara in County Galway and I will give you some tunes!' I could ask for no more encouraging invitation. Sandy and I arrived late in the night, having had to phone Máire and her husband Pat for help when we got a puncture in one of our tires a few miles away from their home. Pat came to the rescue and brought us back to their house where we were made most welcome. After a delicious dinner and all that goes along with it, the music started, and the first tune we recorded was this slide. Máire learned it from Toimín O'Connor, an old fiddle player from the mountains in Kerry.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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O'Keeffe, Máire (fiddle), “Maurice O'Keeffe's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 17, 2024,