The Flying reel

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Flying has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Flying
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
eg|a2ab aged|egga ged2|e~A3 e~A3|1 3 BAGB A2:|
|:AB|c2cd cAGA|c2cd cAGA|c2cd cAGA|EDEG A2:|

Three comments

The Flying

Emile Benoit made up this reel while fiddling in an airplane. It’s got that strange (to Irish sensibilities, anyway) AAABB structure that a number of his reels have.

And here’s the cast of Emile’s Dream (Phil Churchill, Daniel Payne, and Kelly Russell) playing the tune (and a number of others, but Flying Reel is first) as they fly to Labrador:

The only way to fly

I wish all flights were like that.

Re: The Flying

Played by Touchstone in "The New Land " album.