The Flowers of Spring
This is a beautiful hornpipe that doesn’t get played as much as it should. Not the easiest tune but far from tricky as well, this is one of those tunes that feels "good" to play lots of juicy parts & nice cadences throughout.
James Morrison recorded this one, which he played as if he got it straight from O’Neill’s collection.
I learned it last week without title. Slightly different from the Session tunes version- more arpegiation and triplets.
Rev’s tune finder gave me an 83% hit on "Big Dan O’Mahoney’s". I learned it from Danny O’Mahoney at the Catskill’s Irish Arts week.
It has a haunting tune- and a very nice cadence even for someone who is timing challenged like me.