gille ruadh’s four comments

  • New York Reel

    I first came across this melody listed as the "New York Reel" in an early collection of (5-string) banjo music published in the 1850's (Buckley's New Banjo Method). Interestingly, it appears alongside another piece called the "Empire Hornpipe." I was i... more…

  • Any relation to the "Highlander's Farewell (to Ireland)" / "The Highland Watch's Farewell to Ireland" ? more…

  • Related Tune?

    Would anyone happen to know if this piece is related to the American "old-time" tune The Fall(s) of Richmond? more…

  • A Virginia connection

    A favorite of mine as well. Actually, I first came by it on an old field recording of an elderly fiddler from Galax, Virginia by the name of Emmett Lundy. Lundy refered to it simply as more…