December 10, 2008

The Lonesome Boatman


Classic Irish air, played on tin whistle by a magnificent player.

comments

  1. Cindy Scroggins on December 10th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for this, Lucy.

  2. Kári on December 10th, 2008 at 3:04 pm
  3. Kári on December 10th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Hmmm. Let’s try that again:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_rmQI_EpjU

  4. Lucy Foley on December 10th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Nice to see a blending of the cultures, Kári. Every time I hear the Róisín Dubh version though, it gives me tingles.

    Those fingers remind me of some footage I’ve seen of Mississippi John Hurt finger picking in his home in Washington DC, in the sixties. I love the way the penny whistler bends the note, and his vibrato is devastating.