i learned it in Emajor - no mean feat on an open-holed whistle - and then realized Lunasa plays it in D anyway! it was fun to break it out at seisiun tho: messed the guitarist all up…
One of my absolute favorites!
Here’s Lúnasa’s version in D major submitted by Devin McCabe:
“Hull’s Reel” ~ by John Rankin ~ (& Duplication of #2220)
To give the source credit…
Cape Breton tune
Yes, composed by Cape Breton fiddler John Morris Rankin, and the original key is E major.
One of my favorite tunes, definitely… I love it in it’s original key of E, I must say.
I also learned it in E. So far I’ve only heard it on the recording by Beolach, but then again I’ve never really listened to Lunasa.
Session A9 has a great version of this tune. Probably my favorite tune at the moment…
Great version, performed by the band Nova among others