Packie Duignan
Packie was a legendary flute player from Arigna, strongly influenced by
John McKenna
A Tribute to Packie Duignan (Arigna)
is a recording of a 1995 concert at the Joe Mooney Summer School
and features many wonderful players,
including Tommy Guihen, Patsy Hanly, Mick Woods, and Joe Skelton.
Available from Nancy Woods
at the Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Ireland.
Tel:+353 78 41213.

Dé hAoine 27 Iúil Friday 27 July 2001 3.00 p.m. Traditional Guided Tour with Michael Tubridy to homestead of John McKenna (Tents, Tarmon), O'Carolan Tomb (Keadue), grave of  Packie Duignan (Arigna) and the Josie McDermott Monument (Ballyfarnon

The Leitrim Thrush - Néillish Mullligan
Packie Duignan’s Jig / Fasten the Leg in Her (Jigs) Another friend of my father’s was the great flute player
Packie Duignan from Arigna, Co. Roscommon, from whom my father got the first jig. Fasten the Leg in Her,
was a once popular jig which suits the pipe chanter and lends itself to melodic and rythmic variation.

An Interview with Catherine McEvoy
After Catherine moved to Ireland, she and Tom spent many weekends in Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim, playing with
Packie Duignan, Tom and Nellie Mulligan, and many others

Mary Bergin, tin whistle player and passionate educationalist, talks to Mic Moroney about her life in music
"My concern was the regional styles, which were totally neglected at a time when the older musicians were dying off, and the new radio and television programmes meant that the styles were becoming amalgamated."
But they fed into her own playing, as she drove around the country in her mother's blue mini. "I used to focus in on the older musicians, old fiddle and flute players like Packie Duignan."

The great Belfast flute player Harry Bradley has also just released a solo CD, "Bad Turns and Horse-shoe Bends," on the Outlet <> record label. If you like Conall O'Grada or Packie Duignan, you'll like Bradley's forceful, spirited yet lovely playing

MUSIC FROM COUNTY LEITRIM. Packie Duignan & Sˇamus Horan. OSS 75.
Traditional music from the northwest on fiddle and flute.
Claddagh Records, Dame House, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland phone/fax +1-353-1-679-3664.
Retail and international mail-order. email (Finbar Boyle)

Various Artists Traditional Irish Music
Temple Records (
. This CD is a compilation of 25 tracks
Among those playing flutist Packie Duigan from Co. Roscommon, and Seamus Horan, a Leitrim fiddler.
Horan's fiddling possesses a delightful drive, in some ways reminiscent of the Sligo style. He is well matched in duets by the melodic fluidity of Duignan, whose breathy approach revitalizes even the most hackneyed of tunes. Robin Morton (bodhran) and Sean Wynne (whistle) occasionally add accompanim

Flute players who play with a strong rhythm include:
John McKenna
Peter Horan
Seamus Tansey
Eddie Cahill
Desi Wilkinson
Conal O'Grada
Cathal McConnell
Eamonn Cotter

Hammy Hamilton
Frankie Gavin
Josie McDermott
Packie Duignan
Micko Russell
Catherine McEvoy
Marcus Hernon

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Dervish: "Live in Palma"

From the opening Packie Duignan's set to the penultimate Killavil Jigs this is simply a brilliant Album