Ben Lennon's Bowhand © Rónán Regan

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Fiddle player Ben Lennon from Kiltyclogher in North Leitrim has a particular bowing style for jig playing; old tunes like 'The Geese in the Bog' come to mind. A tight, hoppy rhythm, championed by the North Connacht greats such as Coleman and Kiloran, it's a style that you don't hear too often these days. This tune; composed to pay tribute to the unique lift in Ben's playing; lends itself to this jaunty, jig style.

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Breakdown of Ben Lennon's Bowhand

A Part

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B Part

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All of 'B Part'

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C Part

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All of 'C Part'

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All of Tune

Front View

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