Mayo man dances a reel with fleet of foot and a unique style.

Following a brief chat with Gay Byrne, John Conneely, from Knock, Kiltimagh, County Mayo dances as John Cleary plays the reel 'George White's Favourite' on the button accordion. John Conneely's performance is described by Ciarán Mac Mathúna as,

The fastest reel in the West.

This episode of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcast on 23 December 1972. The presenter is Gay Byrne.

This clip is taken from a 'The Late Late Show' special on Irish traditional music. Among the acts featured in this special programme are Planxty, The Chieftains, Dolly MacMahon and Seamus Ennis.