I got this off Frankie and Mairead’s 1st album. In the liner notes it says that they got it from James Byrne, who named it after two Leslie brothers who lived near him before he emigrated to America.
This makes a fine third tune of the set the first two tunes of which are Seaweed on the Yellow Cliff and Jimmy Lyons (both highlands).
I heard someone play Moneymusk https://thesession.org/tunes/1387 recently and realised that this could be just a version of that tune.
…composed by Daniel Dow, BTW.
Okay this is annoying me! Everytime I click on a tune that says is Leslies reel, turns out to be Leslie’s hornpipe. Any idea on who has recorded Leslie’s REEL? I am looking for good tunes to go with Leslie’s REEL.
"Moneymusk" / "Monymusk" / etc… ~ the relatives, with thanks to Dow
"The Fermanagh Reel"
Submitted on April 22nd 2002 by Will Harmon.
"Moneymusk" / "Monymusk" / etc…
Submitted on January 28th 2003 by gian marco.
"Molly’s Reel" / "The Three Sisters No.1"
Submitted on January 31st 2012 by ceolachan.
"Michael Queally’s" / "Josephine Keegan’s" / "Connie O’Connell’s" ~ reel - another courtesy of Doc Dow
Submitted on April 8th 2004 by Dr. Dow.
This tune is also allegedly a variant of the same tune, although the similarities are not as obvious…
# Posted on February 1st 2012 by Dr. Dow
"The Fermanagh ‘Highland Fling’" ~ not ‘reel’
Will’s submission above wasn’t as a ‘reel’, though it is in that section here on the database. ‘Strathspey’ would be the better choice for ‘highland flings’. At the present they will be found in several categories ~ strathspey, reel, hornpipe, barndance… There was at one time at least one under ‘jigs’ too, and, do I remember finding one under ‘waltzes’, or was it ‘mazurkas’. 😉