Francis John McGovern's (Reel) Traditional

4 Reels: Francis John McGovern The Hut in the Bog Rónán put this set together for the album and dropped both tunes down a fifth. He learnt the first tune, Francie John McGovern's Reel from Ben Lennon during chats, tunes and research in Ben's home in Rossinver in Co. Leitrim. Ben is a tasteful fiddle master and friend of Rónán and Irene's who has been very generous with his teaching over the years. On this recording they play the cross-bowing as is played by Ben who would have learnt the reel from Francis John. Francie John McGovern was a stone mason and talented musician from Aghoo, West Fermanagh, and married and settled in Kiltyclogher in North Leitrim. He was a tasteful whistle, flute player, fiddler and piper who enjoyed lilting while working and imparting much wisdom about the music and our musical history. The great fiddle master Brian Rooney, and celebrated singer Rosie Stewart also cites Francie John as a hugely important influence on their music. The Hut in the Bog was a favourite of the great flute player Packie Duignan's from Arigna, Co. Roscommon. In fact we started recording this album in 2011 in McRann's, a lovely spot for a quiet tune in Mount Allen and a music house where Packie played frequently. Packie passed away in 1992 and is remembered for his diaphragm driven rhythm and beautiful hearty phrasing.

4 Ríleanna: Proinsias Seán Mag Shamhráin An Both sa bPortach Chuir Rónán na ríleanna seo le chéile i gcóir an taifeadadh seo agus chuir muid thíos sa téad is ísle iad. D’fhoghlaim Rónán an ríl seo ó Bhen Ó Leannáin ina theach i Ros Inbhir,Co. Liatroma. Is máistir ceoil agus dlúth chara don bheirt acu é Ben a bhí fíor- flaithiúil lena chuid ceoil thar na blianta. Bhíodh oícheanta cheoil i dteach Ben agus é ag éirí aníos. Thagadh an-chuid ceoltóirí go dtí a theach, bhíodh Proinsias Seán Mag Shamhráin ann sách mhinic agus fuair Ben iliomad port uaidh. Ba saor cloiche é Proinsias Seán agus ceoltóir den scoth as Achadh, Fear Manach é. Sheinn sé an fheadóg, an fheadóg mhór, an fhidil agus na píobaí. Bhain sé taitneamh as a bheith ag portaireacht agus ag caint faoin ár gceol dúchasach le linn a chuid oibre. Bhí tionchar ag Proinsias Seán ar cheoltóirí cailiúla cosúil le Róis Stíobhard agus Brian Ó Ruanaidh. I measc na ríleanna is ansa le Pádraig Ó Duigeannáin ó Airgnigh,Ros Comáin ná ‘An Both sa bPortach’. Thosaigh ag taifead i dteach tábhairne Mhic Bhrain i Moin Aillionn, Ros Comáin i 2011, áit álainn, cúin atá sár-oiriúnach do cheol binn. Bhíodh Pádraig ag seinm ann go minic. Cailleadh é i 1992 agus cuimhnimid air mar cheoltóir bhreá croíúil a chuir míreanna deasa rithimiúla ina chuid frásaí cheoil. 

 

 

 

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