The Hermit From Killarney / The Brosna

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

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This first tune was picked up in Chicago from piper Jim Maguire while on a De Danann tour of the United States in the 1980s. It would seem to be a version of Rochford’s Polka, which can also be heard on the present recording. The second tune is a well known Sliabh Luachra slide. Brosna, situated in the northern part of Sliabh Luachra, was home to the famed fiddle player Con Curtin who spent many years playing great music in the city of London.

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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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