This is one of the first tunes I learned. It is composed by Jimmy Richie. It appears in Ceol Na Fidhle volume one as a reel but is listed as a march in other places.
2/4 march, not a reel.
I’ve never heard it played as a reel. I know you have to post it as such here, there not being a "2/4 march" category, but I’ve no idea why "Ceol Na Fidhle" should call it a reel, as the tune is quite often played by pipe bands as the "march" in a "march / strathspey / reel" medley, and also in 2/4 march selections by solo pipers in competition and on recordings.
Although Jimmy Ritchie [ I think his name had a "t" in it ] was a fiddler, and therefore may well have written it in "Amaj" with the "Gs" sharp, in my experience, the pipe setting, with the "Gs" natural is more common. It works both ways, I suppose, but sounds absolutely hellish if half the players are playing "naturals" and the other half are playing "sharps".
This follows on from a current discussion.