According to the liner notes on In Good Company, the Long Drop was composed by Richard Twomey, a fiddler from Seattle, WA. Credit where credit is due….
I asked Kevin Crawford why he tinkered with Richard’s setting of this tune, and he pointed a finger at Sean Smith, who was standing nearby. Sean looked back at us with suspicion, and wouldn’t admit to anything, so who knows. But if you want what is probably a better idea of what Richard Twomey originally had in mind for this tune, listen to Richard’s fellow North Westerners, Randal Bays and Joel Bernstein on "Pigtown Fling."
On youtube - apparently by members of the German band Cara in an Ennis pub session. Nice tune.
The Long Drop, X:3
This is a bit more of a flute-friendly version of this tune.
Re: The Long Drop