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Edward McGuire Air and Slip Jig (1997) 9'

All Contributors: Edward McGuire (composer)

Programme Note:

"When I went to my mother's ancestral area of Donegal for the first time, I saw the ruins of the old family cottage and then visited the little dancehall, off an isolated country road, that my grand-father had built before the First World War. This inspired my air "The Thatched Houses at Croagh" and the 9/8 Slip Jig, "The Old Ruined Dancehall" - which conjures up the spirit of the dances long gone."

The tension in the introduction marks the resolution of the recent conflict in Ireland.