Bobby Casey (1926 – 2000) was a renowned fiddle player from the Crosses of Annagh, a town not too far from Miltown Malbay in County Clare. He moved to Dublin in 1950 where he met John. He then moved to London in 1952 to find work and stayed there for the rest of his life while still visiting Ireland regularly. Bobby came from a musical family, his father being the well known musician John ‘Scully’ Casey who was a flute and concertina player.
Bobby was noted as an exceptional fiddle player and John very much admired his playing. In the audio recording on this page John states about Bobby’s playing: “What he has done there to my mind is a fulfilment of fiddle playing.”
I have very fond memories of Bobby when I was growing up. He was always a very funny man, always playing tricks and joking. Our family are still very friendly with Angela Casey, Bobby’s daughter to this day.