This is a modified highland pipe setting. The original ornaments have been changed from the piping ones to something more universal. It seems to be something of a rare tune. I have only heard it played once live, and there do not seem to be many recordings of it. I think it suffers from repetition, but it sounds nice on the pipes.
Where did this come from, Paddy ? The reel I know as "The Flags Of Dublin" has been recorded by by Mick O’Brien, Arty McGlynn and Harry Bradley, and probably a few others, but this is nothing like it. Just curious.
The source is "Traditional Irish Music for the Bagpipe," by Dave Rickard. As i mentioned before, it is a setting for the highland pipes and so might have been changed to suit the range. I’d be interested to see the other version, as it perhaps more widely known.
T: Flags of Dublin, The
|:dB | A2 FA BddB | A2 FA BEEB | A2 FA Bddg | fdBc d2 dB |
AD (3FGA BddB | AD (3FGA BEEB | A2 FA Bddg | fdBc d2 (3ABc :||
|:dddg fAdf | eAce dcBA | dddg fAdf | eAce d2 (3ABc |
dddg fAdf | eAce dcBA | GB B2 Bcdg | fdBc d3B :||
This is what I believe to be a reasonably standard version of this tune.
The Flags Of Dublin, X:4
from FourWinds : https://youtu.be/5uqcoeLR7TA
Re: The Flags Of Dublin
This tune is in the Gunn ms (Fermanagh 1865) as ‘The Bony Boys of Ballantrae’. Interesting that the first version above is from a bagpipe collection.