Surprised that this is not here already - perhaps it is under a different name
Navvie on the line
This one’s attributed to James Hill
Navvy On the Shore
There’s a reel version with the above title already here. It’s the one most commonly associated with the Bothy Band Recording.
I don’t see what this has to do with the reel the Bothy Band recorded, apart from the name, and them both being in "G".
I know this as "London Hornpipe", again an American fife and drum crossover tune.
I know this tune has nothing to do with the Bothy Band recording. It’s just that this hornpipe shows up as the tune listed on the Bothy Band page. If you were looking for the tune by the Bothy Band, you would be disappointed. No big deal - that’s just the way the software works.
We play this in New England under the name of Reel de Montreal. Dr. Dow— is it on one of Hill’s tune books?
This is definitely a James Hill composition from the 19th century. It cannot be claimed as a Canadian tune - sorry. I have commented on Reel de Montreal before here http://thesession.org/tunes/1346. It seems to have been cobbled together for square dancing as a 20th century composite of other tunes from the English/Scottish traditions.