Waiting for Connie

I play music with Connie O’Connell and Eibhlín de Paor every Thursday evening in a local pub - The Mills. Connie is a great fiddle player with a knowledge of many tunes. I have learnt any amount of tunes from him as we play. I can thank him for a well-developed ability to pick up a tune on the fly. There is not much musical quarter or mercy given in our sessions except to visitors. This rigor I find very pleasing, as one is constantly stretched. For that I am grateful even though it can be frustrating at times. Connie also composes tunes. I think I would go mad if we did not have those
weekly sessions. When playing like that one enters a different reality and grows younger for a while. It was whilst waiting for Connie to arrive that I started that tuned and I jotted it down on an empty packet of cigarettes to remember it. I never told Connie about it until it arrived out of the woodwork lately. Eibhlín is a great girl and our ‘grámhar’ proprietor Don(al) has great interest in the music and picks the banjo with us as well.

I recorded the tune with Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on the Triúr album.  
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