Errigal is a beautiful mountain in the heart of the Donegal Irish speaking Gaeltacht area. It is the location for the Frankie Kennedy Winter School which I have attended on many occasions.
The music is thus strongly inspired by Donegal fiddle music. It is dedicated to the memory of the great Donegal fiddler John Doherty.
Each part of the suite is based on a traditional dance form common to Donegal, except for the fifth part which is a classical guitar cadenza based on the final reel which closes the suite.
I dedicated this last reel to the great Donegal piano accordionist Martin Tourish. It is called ‘Tourish’s Tour Around the Box.’