The Dregs Of Birch
I got this nice slow reel from the excellent ‘Tuned Up’ album by Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry and Paul McSherry. They play it in Bb but I’ve posted it here in the more session friendly key of G. As I bought the album on itunes I’m not sure if the tune’s traditional or not.
Dregs of Birch - composer
The CD credits this to Tania Elizabeth but unfortunately the sleeve notes don’t elaborate. It’s an excellent tune, thanks.
I think it works very well at a livelier pace too.
I haven’t tried birch wine yet so I don’t know what effect on my playing drinking it to the dregs would have. Presumably it would induce as much serenity as this tune does.
Here it is at a much livelier pace!
The Dregs Of Birch, X:2
I learnt it like this in Amaj!
Tania Elizabeth - mentioned above - was a member of Canadian band "The Duhks". You can hear their version of this from 1.00 in the above "Youtube" video.
Re: The Dregs Of Birch
I’m glad you like the tune!
I wrote it originally in A major, both as an air and a reel.
The Dregs Of Birch, X:4
Lovely version (in B flat major not G minor, but the session doesn’t give me that option) for low F whistle from the Lunasa CD Cas.
(They go from this into a version in F on the CD)