Happy New Year, folks. Might as well start with a good one.
This is the first reel played by "The Longridge Ceili Band" on their recording "The Beauties Of Autumn" which I’ve been listening to a lot lately, since getting a copy of the tape from eBay a few weeks ago. There was no insert with the cassette, so I’m guessing that this is a composition by band leader John Brady, one of many fine tunes of his on that particular recording.
I think the transcription is accurate, but they play it faster than I can keep up with at the moment, having cracked a bone in my wrist after an encounter with some black ice nearly 3 weeks ago. Picked up the flute for the first time yesterday, and I’m on the mend, but not yet up to playing at their speed.
All the best.
Playable "up a string" in "D".
I’ve just come back to looking at this tune again after member "tradschool" posted another John Brady composition, "Dan Cleary’s Ireland", which is also on the "Longridge Ceili Band" recording mentioned above. Whereas the band played it as I transcribed the tune above, seeing that it didn’t go higher thn "d" made me wonder if it would be playable in "D", rather than "G", which is a bit weak on the flute because of all the notes lower than "D". It works - much more "flute-friendly", but whether or not you’ll ever come across anyone other than me who might play it in "D" rather than "G", is debateable. Time will tell.
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