Not much information out there on the web about Mr. Conners, but the LP itself provides a few clues. This album, recorded in Ottawa in April 1980, features Jim Conners on fiddle, along with a great backup band: George McKay (drums), Merv Wilson (banjo and dobro), Bob Sally (bass), Bob Tierney (guitar) and Will Arsenault (guitar). The boys rip through a series of “fiddle  favourites” including a nice working of Ned Landry’s Hillbilly Calypso.

I did find this YouTube video, and I can safely bet that it’s the same Big Jim Conners  (I’m not sure how many fiddlers out there would have the same name).

Enjoy this track from the LP called Maiden’s Prayer.



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