This simple, lovely little reel is one of the favourite tunes of a local box player in Leeds. It’s nice to play a little bit slowly as the last tune of a set. You’ll hear another nice version of the tune played by Miko Russell in John William’s solo album.
Would that be Michael Tennyson, slainte?
No, Zina. Micheal is a quite fast player. I can’t imagine he play this tune. And note there are so many box players in this city. Maybe more boxs than fiddles.
Orange and Blue
The Scottish original is "Orange and Blue," which is played in 6/8. Cape Breton fiddler Joe McLean’s posthumous Rounder CD has a nice version.
Irish singer, fiddler and accordionist Frank Quinn made a 78 rpm recording of this tune. It was a popular fling for two-hand dancing in New York dance halls in the old days.
- Highland Fling
Also played with skips and without repetitions as a 16 bar Highland / Fling / Highland Fling…
Kitty Jones (aka Brochan Lom)
I’ve usually seen (and heard) this as a strathspey - B<G G2 | D<G G2 | etc ?