ComhaltasLive #242 - 3: Maeve Flanagan on Fiddle plays the Knockawinna Jig

Now we have a fiddle solo from Maeve Flanagan, who learned her music from Brian Conway, her uncle, and from her mother Rose Conway Flanagan. The three-part jig which Maeve plays is often called “The Siamsa Jig”, having been popularised by the Siamsa Céilí Band from Dundalk who won three All-Irelands in a row from 1967 to 1969. The jig was actually compoased by Mícheál Ó hÉidhin, who called it “The Knockawinna Jig.”

Incidentally, Mícheál is Stiúrthóir of the SCT Examination System, the Irish traditional music examinations system run by Comhaltas and launched by President Mary McAleese in December 1998.

Download Audio

16 Feb, 2008
The Knockawinna Jig
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Maeve Flanagan Fiddle

Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.

Programme: ComhaltasLive #242: Music from previous North American Comhaltas Conventions

RSS Feed (What is this?)

Keywords for This Entry

Convention, Fiddle, Jig, ComhaltasLive