Art O'Keeffe's


Julia Clifford

from the album called the Humours of Lisheen. It's the second tune in this selection - starts at 1.00.

Connie the Soldier

This tune is associated with the Ballydesmond fiddle player Jim O'Keeffe

Jim O'Keeffe's bio from the The Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Archive

Jim O’Keeffe (Fiddle). A pupil of Pádraig O Keeffe. Born into a musical family in Ballinahulla, Ballydesmond, his father and grandfather were both fiddle players. He had a unique style of playing. He taught music himself for a while in the early days, Jim spent a good deal of his working life in the Kanturk area. Helped to set up the ‘stage’ in Knocknacolon where he played with Seán Lynch, Pat Cashman, Ted Winters and a young Jackie Daly among others. Also played with the Seán Lynch Céilí Band and the Duhallow Céilí Band. Died in his mid 90s in 2014.


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