This is a tune taught by Andy Rigby at the Lake School of Irish Music held in Koroit Victoria Australia. Andy learned the tune at a Chris Norman workshop but didn’t know the origin of the tune. He though that it was possibly from Northern Ireland. It is a great tune on flute or whistle. Any suggestion as to it’s origin would be greatly appreciated.
I’m 99% certain that this march is indeed from what Gary Hastings once describes as the "alternative" flute-playing tradition in the North of Ireland. I’m also fairly certain - without having the actual recording - that it’s the first tune played on track #11 here :
…and also that the sleeve notes attribute Chris’s source for the tune as Desi Wilkinson.