The Rose In The Heather

rosesandheather.jpg Here's a very popular jig. It's a nice tune which is good on the flute. I think I heard a good recording once of the Leitrim flute player Packie Duignan playing it on a record which was made of him and Seamus Horan.

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  • Caitríona

    I hope this doesn’t sound harsh but Packie was atually from Co. Roscommon. The recording was made in Leitrim..

    May 17, 2007 at 9:26 pm
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    Thanks Caitríona. The only time I ever met him was in Drumshanbo and I thought that that was where he came from. Now I know he was from Arigna. Thanks for putting me right. I’ve been wrong about this for the last 20 years - and about a pile of other things too, I’m sure.

    Go raibh maith agat arís.

    May 17, 2007 at 9:49 pm
  • Caitríona

    Sorry about that. Also confusion may have arisen because the name of the album is called ‘Music from Co. Leitrim’. not quite sure why that was though..anyway, thats all I know!

    May 17, 2007 at 11:20 pm
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    Is that record still available? I haven’t heard it for years and my copy is long lost. I think I probably wore the record player out with it before I lost it. As far as I remember Robin Morton produced it ???? I wonder if had he driven them down to Kerry, would he have given it that county’s name.

    May 17, 2007 at 11:44 pm
  • Caitríona

    Yes Robert Morton produced it. I’m not to sure whether you an still get it or not..There were tracks taken of it and put on a cd ‘Irish Traditional Music’, but there’s only about nine tracks on that. The recording was made in Tawnylea, Co. Leitrim and I guess Packie had strong Leitrim connections. Obviously Seamus was from Leitrim as well..who knows!!

    May 18, 2007 at 2:08 pm