Whelan's Auld Sow


The leader of the band Cherish the Ladies is Joanie Madden, who plays this tune for us on the flute. I first heard Eddie Moloney play it. Eddie came from Ballinakill in County Galway and may have named the tune. Tommy Whelan was a member of the Ballinakill Traditional Players. However, I do not know if he indeed owned a sow...


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Madden, Joanie (flute) and Donohue, Gabriel (piano), “Whelan's Auld Sow,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 17, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/494.