Gaelic harp connoiseurs will want to track down recordings of the Connellans’ music played on the Connellans’ instrument - the early Irish harp with strings of brass wire. Perhaps the best Connellan song is Síle Bheag Ní Chonnalláin which can be heard sung on Róisín Elsafty's CD Má Bhionn Tú Liom Bí Liom accompanied on early Irish harp by Siobhán Armstrong. Lady Iveagh is played on early Irish harp by Ann Heymann on The Harpers Land; Ann also plays two Connellan tracks (Celia Connellan & Molly MacAlpine) on her LP Anns Harp.
Limericks Lamentation, The Wild Geese, and Molly MacAlpine are played on early Irish harp by Gráinne Yeats on The Belfast Harp Festival. Jimmy O'Brein-Moran performs an uillean pipe version of Molly MacAlpine on Seán Reid's Favourite. And finally, Ann's stunning performance of Limerick's Lamentation and The Wild Geese is on the CD Heman Dubh.
Much of the research on the lives of Thomas and William Connellan was done by Colm Ó Baoill, and his article on them is included in James Porter's book Defining Strains: The Musical Life of Scots in the Seventeenth Century.