Ollie Conway

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Ollie Conway: Singer, dancer, farmer and publican of Conway’s Bar in Mullagh, Ollie was the first person we recorded in Clare.  The amazingly warm welcome Ollie gave to two complete strangers was a great confidence booster, which gave us the courage to continue.  He sang for us without hesitation and encouraged others in the bar to do the same.  Today, Ollie at 82 is still singing, though his renowned set-dancing prowess would probably be a little too much for his pacemaker now.

Part of the booklet notes, written by Jim Carrol and Pat Mackenzie, to the Musical Traditions Records CDs Around the Hills of Clare (MTCD331-2)