This is my first tune, so sorry if there is anything wrong with it.
I learnt it at Tara O’Carolan CCE, Manchester.
I have no idea what it’s called.
Very nice! Thanks!
I know this tune as the Knockawinna and I’ve also heard it recorded as the Galway Jig.
I have just found out that this tune was composed by concertina player Mícheál Ó hÉidhin, and was popularised by the Siamsa Ceili Band from Co. Louth.
This is on ComhaltasLive played by Brian Conway’s niece. Nice tune that I’ve never heard other than that clip.
I’ve been looking for this for years, so when I stumbled upon the Comhaltas link, quite by accident, I was delighted.
Mick Foster plays it as the 2nd in a set of 3, called "Kelly’s selection", on a CD called ‘Traditional Irish Favourites. The first one, though I can play it, I don’t have a name for it, the middle one I now know is this one here, the third is "Strike the Gay harp".
I must try to transpose the first one & do an ABC search - it might already be here.
Just stayed in the Knockawinna Area and got a hand on this beautiful tune. Worth to spread it.
X: 2 “The Knockawhinna Jig” C: Micheál Ó hEidhin
Having a ‘little’ fun with it… ;-)
X: 3 “The Knockawhinna Jig” / “The Siamsa Jig”
A rough estimate of Marina Meyler’s take on this via tenor banjo…
X :4 “The Knockawhinna Jig”
Taking it a few other places…
Linked to the wrong recording
Just noticed, the tune is linked to the recording Ronan Hardiman’s Lord of the Dance, however if you’re looking for that tune you need the slip jig which can be found here - https://thesession.org/tunes/17237
It’s a lovely little tune :)
I would like to retract that comment, I meant to post it to Stolen Kiss, not Siasma. Apologies.