The Banks of Lough Gowna

Here's a nice, melodic jig which I was asked to record here.  It suits any instrument (anthough the C  naturals can be challenging on a triangle if it isn't isosceles).

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  • Ann Webster

    I recently visited Loch Gowna on a trip down memory lane. I was born in the farmhouse at Cornamuckla during the second world war. Cornamuckla is at the beginning of the Portanure lane around a mile from Loch Gowna. My brother Alastair attended the village school for about a year during that time. Subsequently my brothers and I spent many happy holidays at Cornamuckla during the summer break. It was a bit of a shock to see the abandonded farmhouse and the farmyard and hedgerows disappeared almost without trace, although we did find the well still there in an adjoining field.. It was however encouraging to see Loch Gowna almost unchanged. We had lunch there in the Pikers Lodge. And the sun shone. I think the jig is very sweet with a lovely fling or ‘hooch aye’ air about it.

    Aug 7, 2007 at 11:14 am
  • irish flute tunes

    Thanks for the comment. It’s nice to hear a bit of context to a placename and also a story putting life back into a house which no longer has people living in it.

    Aug 7, 2007 at 12:01 pm
  • Glauco Leo

    What kind of flute did you use for recording? German flute, irish flute…Paul O’Shaughnessy from dublin said me they were almost the same. What do you think? Just another question: is your style from such a province of Ireland or it’s from you own style? Thank you

    Mar 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm