Con Cassidy's


This tune bears the name of noted fiddle player Con Cassidy, and it may well have been played as a single jig in his native County Donegal. There was no doubt about West Limerick accordion player Donie Nolan's interpretation of it as a slide. He played it throughout Australia in 1994 when he and another group of artists, including 'Mé Féin', toured that amazing continent. For this collection, Donie took the time to meet me and Sandy at Peadar's Bar in Ardagh, County Limerick, and over the humming of the fridge, he recorded Con Cassidy's slide.


Séamus Connolly
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Nolan, Donie (accordion), “Con Cassidy's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 16, 2024,