T: The Flying
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|:AB|c2cd cAGA|c2cd cAGA|c2cd cAGA|EDEG A2:|
There are 6 recordings of this tune.
The Flying has been added to 13 tunebooks.
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD5lWhBtTkM
I wish all flights were like that.
Played by Touchstone in "The New Land " album.