A right rollicking reel from my archives. Not played as often as it might be but it comes up in sessions sometimes. I like to play the g2 in bars 2 and 6 as a triplet.
I love it! This charming melody practically plays itself on the Mandolin. Does anyone have a bit of history on this tune?
I’ll make an entirely uneducated guess that it comes from a stable not so far from "The High Road To Linton". Anyone care to shoot me down on this?
So, now we’re back to apples😉
Patsy Touhey recorded this on wax cylinder about a century ago. A Boston publication of the 1950s, Jerry O’Brien’s Folk and Dance Music of Ireland, gives an apt alternate title for it - the Anvil Reel.
This reel appears in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 107, no. 583, as Jennie Pippin, Sineidin Pippin.
According to tunearch.org, this tune is also known as Jenny Nettles Fancy.