Flutey reels that kick arse at high speed
I’m a flute & whistle player many hundreds of reels deep, and I can play at very high speeds if called upon. But of course, some reels really shine at a brisk pace (125bpm or higher), and others just… don’t. I think the combo of high tempo and bouncy melody can make the tune a little muddy for the layperson. Other tunes might be pretty fast for the fingers but just don’t come off “feeling” that fast to a live audience. I’m hunting for the perfect balance of impressive and easy-on-the-ear.
A couple clips currently on my mind are:
Road to Errogie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKkfENutMQg&t=140s
Trip to Miriam’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWd6mIGsHoA&t=65s
Not sure what this tune is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4VBGhsNaXo&t=92s
Anyone know some other good ones?