Packie was a legendary flute player from Arigna, strongly influenced byPackie Duignan
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
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
"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 <http://www.outlet-music.com/> 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 email@example.com (Finbar Boyle)
Various Artists Traditional Irish Music
Temple Records (www.templerecords.co.uk)
. 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:
Album of the Week
Dervish: "Live in Palma"
From the opening Packie Duignan's set to the penultimate Killavil Jigs this is simply a brilliant Album