I lived in Spiddal, Co. Galway for four years. While there I had the pleasure of meeting the great composer, fiddler and pianist Charlie Lennon on many occasions, particularly at the sessions in Hughes’ Bar.
Charlie writes some great tunes and I guess his influence must have crept into my music because I came out with this tune one day and immediately thought it owed a debt to Charlie. So I named it after him. I wrote it in June 2009 in my then home in Spiddal.