Frankie Kennedy

Con Cassidy's Jig | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Con Cassidy’s (Jig)

“Con Cassidy’s” is a jig from Donegal which I learned from the playing of the great flute player Frankie Kennedy, who recorded it on his wonderful duet album with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh. Hugh and Colm Healy also recorded it on their album Macalla na hÓige.

The Cat That Ate The Candle | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Cat That Ate The Candle (The)

“The Cat That Ate The Candle”, which I learned from the late Frankie Kennedy (Donegal flute player, founding member of Altan), is one of the few tunes on this site that actually has nothing to do with Doolin. It is simply the opening reel of one of my favourite tracks ever, Frankie’s solo on Altan’s very first album.

Atholl Highlanders | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Atholl Highlanders (The)

“The Atholl Highlanders” is a tune of scottish origin. Mostly played as a jig, even though it was originally a march I believe. It is very much associated with the fiddle music of Donegal and was recorded by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy on their legendary album “Ceol Aduaidh”.