When in Custy’s in Ennis leading up to this year’s Willie Clancy week, I bought the CD “Roithlean” by Saileog ni Cheannabhain. Track #9 is a set of 3 reels with this setting of the slip-jig “The Whistling Thief” in the middle. The “re-arrangement” was by flute player Eoghan O’Ceannabhain, but it’s played in such a “bouncy” style that I thought it more suited as a barndance. The slip-jig is usually played in “Eminor”, but this has more of a “G major” feel to it to me - willing to be guided on that.
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