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Connie O'Connell

Bóithrín na Smaointe by Connie O'Connell

About the author

Connie O’Connell is a fiddle player from Cill na Marta, Co. Cork – a parish located between Macroom and Ballyvourney. Cill na martra is in the Múscraí Gaeltacht and is south-east of the area referred to as Sliabh Luachra.

Connie has been strong influenced by the music of Sliabh Luachra, an area encompassing the West Cork and East Kerry border. In particular, he has been influenced by the renowned fiddle players of the region – Denis Murphy, Pádraig O’Keeffe and Julia Clifford. He is regarded as one of the finest present-day exponents of the Sliabh Luachra style today.

About the book

Here, Connie shares a collection of over sixty recently composed jigs, reels, hornpipes, slides and polkas, and a few of his older compositions which have become popular. Connie hopes that the collection will become a valuable source of new traditional music for musicians and scholars, and that the tunes will give pleasure to many players and listeners for years to come.

The book contains music, two cd’s and beautiful pictures of inspirational areas around Cork.

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