Another tune from piper Tom Ennis, recorded in 1929 like Dr. Carrol’s hornpipe, this is a fling, derived from a Scottish song, "Roy’s Wife of Aldivalloch." Most of Ennis’s recorded material was familiar enough, but occasionally he would essay something more off-the-beaten-path like this tune, which I haven’t come across played by any other Irish musicians. This tune is sometimes found in the strathspey or fling or Highland Scottische sections of old books, usually in the key of D. https://archive.org/details/TomEnnisRoysWifeFling
In MacKay’s Pipers Assistant as " A’n Caimbealach Dubh" (sic)
A Scottish folk group (Highland Connection with mandolinist Dagger Gordon) sang the song associated with the tune, and played a reel version in the middle of it. I haven’t often heard it played as a reel, but that and yours makes two. I think they played the reel in C, but I’ll transpose it to G for comparison to Tom Ennis’s variant.
"…I think they played the reel in C…" - not C, I meant A.