Shannon Ferry Waltz / The Trip We Took Over The Mountain

from The Trip We Took Over The Mountain by Charlie Piggott & Rowan Piggott

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Two different styles of waltz, the first was improvised by Rowan while crossing the River Shannon.The second was popular among musicians in the Northern Burren area of County Clare at the end of the last century. It can also be found in the repertoires of uilleann pipers Seamus Ennis and Willie Clancy.
A lot of the sets on this recording were put together on a short tour we did last year, travelling over the Burren from Miltown Malbay to Kinvara, so it seemed appropriate to take the name of the last waltz as our album title.

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from The Trip We Took Over The Mountain, released November 30, 2020

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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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