the Road to Ballinamuck

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My tribute to Maggie Boyle who died last year at the young age of 57.
A lovely person who I had the privilege to meet a couple of times on the UK folk scene. If you think you’ve never heard of her, you might remember the theme tune to Patriot Games with Harrison Ford ( https://youtu.be/BdhCBzZQ0mo ), and also Legends of the Fall, both scores written by James Horner, a big Celtic music fan.
This simple tune is actually quite tricky to play in the campanella style – the repetition of E’s and F’s in the first part need to played alternately on the third and second strings. The original had Maggie on flute and tin whistle and Steve Tilston on guitar.
Listen to it here: https://maggieboyle.bandcamp.com/track/pancake-tuesday-road-to-ballinamuck

Thanks to Baton Rouge Ukuleles for my new instrument, the V6 C Venus

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