Top of the Bow


Flute player Shannon Heaton wrote 'Top of the Bow' for her friends Emerald and Eden, two fiddle-playing sisters. They had their fiddles out in the car, learning a tune on the way to a gig. However, after realizing that their playing had left little marks in the car's ceiling, they decided that it's best to use just the very tip-top of the fiddle bow when playing in the car...


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Heaton, Shannon (flute) (composer) and Heaton, Matt (bouzouki), “Top of the Bow,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 16, 2024,