Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

Just released by the Boston College Libraries — The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, a digital collection featuring traditional tunes and songs collected by fiddler Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist in Residence in Irish Music at Boston College (2004 to 2015) and National Heritage Fellow (2013). Freely available, the collection offers over 330 audio recordings featuring more than 130 musicians via SoundCloud, with accompanying stories, transcriptions, and introductory essays.

http://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu

Re: Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

I just Checked it out, and I will be returning to this !
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Re: Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

What a great collection. Very nice that BC made it freely available, and I love being able to read Seamus’s comments on each tune as well. Thanks for sharing it here!

Re: Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

Wow. Caring is sharing. No, I don’t think I have those yet. Thx u sir.

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Thank you very much for that link, Tracie. There’s enough there to keep us all busy for quite a while. Congratulations to Seamus Connolly for such an interesting collection, and very well set out too.

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Tracie,
I went back to that site, Mighty Stuff, and great, tune’s .
But this tune is very unusual .. And I think is, ’ One Difficult, peice of work ’ :-)
* Titled, ’ Is it any good, Séamus ? ’
http://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/456?tags=Playlist+01
Thanks again for this Post.
Best - jim f4

Re: Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

Thanks. I’ve been trying to find the music for "I’ll Always Remember You" for several years since I heard it played by Natalie McM.

Re: Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

This is a mighty fine initiative!
Making tunes accessible through sites like Alan Ng’s
https://www.irishtune.info/ and Paddy O’Brien’s
http://paddyobrien.net/tune-collection/download-tune-collection/ and now Connolly’s collection
http://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/
fills a need for anyone who prefers the oral/aural way of acquiring tunes.
I reckon it could also be helpful for those who have no Irish trad. musicians living anywhere near.
Good man Séamus!!