T: The Flagon
BG G/G/G BG dc |BG G/G/G BG gd |BG G/G/G BG dB |Ac =Fc AF cA :|
g2 gd GB/c/ dB |g2 gd gb af |g2 gd GB/c/ dB |cg Bg A=F cA :|
There are 7 recordings of this tune.
The Flagon appears in 1 other tune collection.
The Flagon has been added to 1 tune set.
The Flagon has been added to 7 tunebooks.
The Flagon Reel is from the Vickers’ manuscript from North East England in the 1770s. It clearly shares lineage with the "Flogging Reel" played in the Irish tradition, but shows a distinctly Northumbrian feel for the tune.
The whole manuscript can be viewed online from the Folk Archive Resource North East (FARNE).
In Cape Breton they play the Flaggon in Gmix. I believe what actually happened was that the Flaggon was originally a Northumbrian/Scottish tune, and then because of the limitations of the Uilleann pipes, the tune was put into Gmaj, and that’s how a lot of Irish musicians still play it. It loses a lot in Gmaj though in my opinion.