Molly Rankin’s reel
There are 18 recordings of this tune.
Molly Rankin’s has been added to 16 tune sets.
Molly Rankin’s has been added to 112 tunebooks.
I really like this one and I love the style in which John Morris played it.
Played by the composer John Morris in the Limehill set on Youtube
The tune is the fourth in the set and appears at 2:51
John Morris Rankin made and named this tune to honour his daughter Molly Rankin.
She was only 12 when John (40) tragically died in a car accident. This tune was played in his funeral:
Brilliant tune by a brilliant fiddler. Thanks for the clip.
Re: Molly Rankin’s
shanachie informs me he has spotted a similarity between this tune and The red-haired lass (aka ‘Dipping the sheep’)
Indeed both tunes have part 1 in common, albeit Molly Rankin is in D whereas The red-haired lass/Dipping the sheep (https://thesession.org/tunes/1716) is in G or A.