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From: "Philippe Varlet"
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> "Francis John McGovern's," as recorded by Charlie Lennon on his Comhaltas
> LP "Lucky in Love."
I think ye might recognise that this tune is a local variant of the Worn
Torn Petticoat (sometimes as The Old Torn Petticoat). Francis John was an
exceptional musician who is best remembered as a fiddler but was also an
accomplished flute player and whistle player and also played pipes. His main
stomping grounds were Bundoran and its hinterland in north Leitrim. He is
buried in north Leitrim.
His nephew, Brian McGovern, plays his flute today. Brian lives in the
"American House" shop right on the bridge as you enter Bundoran from the
south. Brian, likewise, is an exceptional player with a huge repertoire and
beautiful execution. Francis John's grand-daughter (otherwise grand-niece)
now plays the whistle (very very rarely in public) and is an exceptional
Caoimhín Mac Aoidh