Farewell to Seán Ó Riada
Farewell to Seán Ó Riada (Slow Air)
John Kelly Senior & Seán Ó Riada (1931 – 1971) first met in 1959 and were close friends throughout their lives. Seán died unexpectedly in 1971 and John composed this tune in his honour.
Photo Details: Photo of Ceoltóirí Chualann taken in 1958/59.
Credit: Photo with thanks to Peadar Ó Riada.
John Kelly playing Farewell to Seán Ó Riada on the fiddle
Credit: Additional tracks from “John Kelly Fiddle & Concertina Player” recorded, 1974. Topic Free Reed Records.
Notated from above recording.