Boat to Bofin, The


Joanie Madden of Cherish the Ladies fame composed this happy jig. In her own words Joanie tells us of her inspiration: 'I was inspired to write this tune after a very rocky ferry ride to the beautiful island of Inishbofin off the coast of Connemara in County Galway'.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Madden, Joanie (whistle) (composer) and Donohue, Gabriel (guitar), “The Boat to Bofin,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 23, 2024,