Fahey's | No Matter The Wreckage

from Mountscribe by Rowan Piggott

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Paddy Fahey (1916–) is one of the finest living composers in the Irish tradition. He hails from East Galway and his music often has distinctive modal twists and turns. I chose to record this beautiful tune for his 101st birthday! I wrote the second tune after reading Sarah Kay’s collection of poetry by the same name.


from Mountscribe, released January 14, 2018
Rowan Piggott – Fiddle, Bouzouki
Rosie Hodgson – Stepping
Philippe Barnes – Alto Flute


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Rowan Piggott Sheffield, UK

Rowan is a fiddle-singer, writer and tunesmith who grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland, surrounded by traditional music. The author of two successful tunebooks, he has also written articles for The Living Tradition magazine and led fiddle workshops at festivals all over the country. In 2016, he won the Future of Young Folk Award at Bromyard Folk Festival. ... more

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